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Individuals who are between the ages of 14 and 64 and meet the eligibility requirements for citizenship need to take the citizenship test. Also, those individuals applying to retain their citizenship are required to take the Canada citizenship test.
Applicants eligible for Canadian citizenship will be required to pass the citizenship test as part of the citizenship process.
The test is generally written, but you could be requested to come to an interview with a citizenship judge.
The test evaluates two things:
1. Knowledge of Canada
Individuals will be asked questions on subjects such as:
2. Language abilities
The citizenship knowledge test and your communication with CIC staff will be used to assess if you have adequate ability to communicate in either English or French. CIC staff will witness your:
For example, as part of your communication with CIC departmental staff or as part of the written test or at your interview with a citizenship judge, you will be expected to:
For more information on passing the Canadian citizenship test, http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/citizenship/cit-test.asp