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Canadian Citizenship


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The first step in becoming a citizen is learning about your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian, and learning more about your new country.

There are many books at Idea Exchange to help you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

Discover Canada
The official study guide for the citizenship examination. You can read or listen to the guide online.

Canadian Citizenship Made Easy: A Guide in Simple English
Here is another helpful study guide for the citizenship examination, with 350 study questions.

A Beginning look at Canada by Anne-Marie Kaskens
Facts about Canadian geography, history, people, and government. Short quizzes help you study.

Being Canadian by Judy Cameron and Tracey Derwing
Facts about Canadian geography, history, people, and government. Short quizzes help you study.

Canada votes: how we elect our government by Linda Granfield
Explains how elections work.

Canadian citizenship in action
Short books about Canadian citizenship.

How Canadians govern themselves by Eugene Forsey
Explains Canada’s Constitution, the judicial system, and provincial and municipal powers.


How to apply for Canadian citizenship

Canadian Citizenship Steps
A guide to the process from Citizenship & Immigration Canada.


Websites with practice tests and answers

Richmond Public Library
Over 100 study questions all from Discover Canada. (Caution: Local questions are for Richmond, British Columbia, not Cambridge, Ontario.)

Discover Canada study questions
Study questions from Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

Citizenship Counts
Practice tests, as well as a guide to how and why to become a citizen.

Current elected and appointed representatives

Idea Exchange has a list of municipal, provincial and federal elected and appointed officials.  Ask for it at any library, or click here to read it online.


Local organizations offering citizenship preparation classes in the Waterloo Region

Please call these organizations for information on their current programs:

YMCA Immigrant Services
250 Hespeler Rd, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, On  N1R 3H3

St. Louis Adult Learning Centre
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
80 Young St
Kitchener, On  N2H 4Z1