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The Canadian Citizenship Test is a "knows about Canada" test required by the Canadian citizenship applicants that are between the ages 18 and 54. The test is run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and is required as part of the Canadian citizenship application process. The test is available in both official languages including French and English.

If you have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for 1,095 days or longer, you can apply to become a citizen. After 1,095 days, you can get a passport and the right to vote together with a sense of belonging to this country and knowing that you've truly found a new home. On top of that, Canada allows dual or even multiple citizenship which means..

If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to become a citizen.
  2. Apply for citizenship.
  3. Take the citizenship test, if you are between the ages of 18 and 54.
  4. Attend a citizenship ceremony, if you are 14 or older.

All Canadians have certain rights and responsibilities. Many of these rights are defined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of everyone in Canada. Some of these rights and freedoms are legal rights, such as the right to a fair trial; equality rights, such as the right to protection against discrimination...

As of January 23, 2007, a new American law requires Canadians entering the United States by air to have a valid Canada passport. Many Canadians still don't have a passport and in this article we will outline the procedure to get a Canadian passport. The steps to getting your Canadian passport include Get your Canada passport application form, Take passport size photos, Get your form and photo identity cards signed by a guarantor and finally Obtain a proof of your valid Canadian citizenship.

The new Citizenship law has retroactively restored Canadian citizenship to many who had lost it due to obscure and outdated provisions in past legislation. Secondly, it has henceforth limited citizenship by descent to first generation Canadians. Canadian Citizenship is now restored to anyone born in Canada or who became a Canadian citizen on or after January 1, 1947 and then lost their citizenship.


In an effort to encourage Canadian permanent residents to become fully engaged Canadian citizens, Canada's most recent former Governor-General has founded The Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The Right-Honourable Adrienne Clarkson will serve as co-chair of the new non-profit organization with her husband, philosopher John Ralston Saul.

The ceremony was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. Also in attendance was Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, the Right Honorable Beverly McLachlin,Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Senior Citizenship Judge Michel Simard."I am proud to be a part of 60th-anniversary celebrations.

In a press release issued Thursday, Canada?s minister of Citizenship and Immigration the Honourable Diane Finley addressed concerns that some Canadians have discovered that their citizenship has expired according to a little known provision in the Citizenship Act..

Recently, Canadian newspaper editorials have called into question our policy of recognizing multi-citizenships.

The Canadian ideal has been to distinguish ourselves as a "mosaic" rather than a melting pot. In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to officially adopt a policy of multiculturalism.


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