To become a Canadian citizen you’ll need to take a citizenship test and answer questions about Canada and your responsibilities as a citizen.
The library offers face-to-face citizenship workshops to help newcomers prepare for their tests. You can also use the following study guides:
And take practice tests online:
- Learning Express
- Citizenship Counts!
- Citizenship Challenge
- Toronto Public Library
- Richmond Public Library
Canada has two official languages: English and French. To become a citizen, you must show that you can speak and understand one of these languages to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level Four standard.
If you do not have proof of your language skills, you can take a test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
These tests are:
- CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) General Test
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General Test
The library can help you prepare for these tests. Our English conversation circles can improve your language skills and boost your confidence in speaking English.
You can also borrow Books, CDs and DVDs to learn the language and take practice tests online.
If you need extra help with your English or French language skills please contact the CLARS Language Assessment Centre or attend a Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) class.
Levels of Government
Federal Government of Canada
Provincial Government of Ontario
City of Mississauga (municipal and regional governments)