Canadian Citizenship Test
Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests 2014
If you're here to take a practice test for your Canadian Citizenship Test in 2014 or just to test your knowledge on Canada, you've come to the right place. On this web page, you will find important information to help you prepare for your Canadian citizenship test.
I created this web page to help fellow Canadians as well as those who are aspiring to be Canadian citizens. I immigrated to Canada in 1998 and as soon as I had the opportunity to apply for Canadian citizenship, I did. Taking the citizenship test was a small part of it, but it was great opportunity to consciously learn more about this beautiful country that God created.
You will find sample questions and answers to help you practice for your citizenship test. The quizzes are categorized into sections like Canada's history, the country's economy, geography, aboriginal people's, government, rights and responsibilities, and so on. If you're already a Canadian citizen, then you better test your knowledge and make sure you score a 100% on the test. Let's get started.
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Understanding the Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests
The Canadian citizenship test covers questions in various categories. Therefore, I've broken down these quizzes into six sections. Each section consists of 5 questions on that specific category.
The sections covered are as follows:
- Canada's History;
- Aboriginal Peoples of Canada;
- Canada's Geography;
- Government of Canada;
- Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities;
- Canada's Economy, Languages & Symbols.
Complete each practice test and move on to the next. At the end of each quiz, you will get your score and a review of your right and wrong answers. If you're not yet ready to take the quiz and would like to prepare before you take it, read the Discover Canada guide which you will find further down this web page. If you're ready to take the citizenship practice test, let's go...
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Learn About Canada's History
In 1867, the Fathers of Confederation, that is, the representatives of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, along with the support of the British empire, formed what is now, Canada. The country was first known as the Dominion of Canada. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament which we now celebrate as Canada Day.
Sir John Alexander Macdonald became the country's first Prime Minister. The first four provinces that made up Canada as Confederation were Ontario, Quebec, Nova Soctia, and New Brunswick. Followed by Manitoba and Northwest Territories in 1870; British Columbia in 1871; PEI (Prince Edward Islands) in 1873; Yukon Territory in 1898; Alberta and Saskatchewan 1905; Newfoundland and Labrador in 1949, and finally Nunavut in 1999. Check the History section of the study guide to learn more about the country's history. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canadian history.
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Learn About Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
When you talk about Canada and its history, you have to start with the Aboriginal peoples who established themselves well ahead of the early explorers of this peaceful country. They are among the three founding peoples of this country along with the French and the British. There are three main Aboriginal groups: the First Nations, Inuit, and the Metis.
The term Indian is generally referred to First Nations. They essentially lived off the land hunting, fishing and growing crops. Approximately, 65% of Aboriginal peoples are First Nations, 30% are Metis, and 4% are Inuit. The Canadian Constitution includes Aboriginal treaty rights. Refer to the "Who We Are" and History sections of the study guide to learn more about the country's founding peoples. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Aboriginal peoples.
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Learn About Canada's Geography
Canada is the second largest country, in the world, when it comes to total land mass. It covers approximately ten million square kilometers and is surrounded by three oceans, namely, the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Arctic. The country is geographically divided into five main regions with 10 provinces and three Northern Territories.
Starting with the west coast you have British Columbia; the prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; Central Canada which is made up of Ontario and Quebec; and the Atlantic provinces namely, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, and Newfoundland & Labrador. And the Northern Territories are: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Check the "Canada's Regions" section of the study guide to learn more about the country's geography. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canadian geography.
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Learn About Canada Democracy
At its core, Canada is a federal state with a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Basically, it is made up of federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal forms of government. Each of these various forms of government have been assigned governmental responsibilities.
For example, the federal government is responsible for national defense and foreign affairs; the provincial and territorial governments are responsible for healthcare and education; and municipal governments are responsible for social and community health, and transportation. Of course, there are many other responsibilities that each form of government is responsible for, but these are just some of the examples.
In Canada's parliamentary democracy, citizens elect members to the House of Commons in the national capital, Ottawa. The parliament is comprised of three parts, mainly: the Sovereign (King or Queen), the Senate, and the House of Commons. Canada's Head of State is the Sovereign and the Head of the Government is the Prime Minister. Refer to the "How Canadians Govern Themselves" section of the study guide to learn more about the country governs itself. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canada's system of government.
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As citizens, we need to understand our rights as well as responsibilities. The Constitution of Canada, enacted in 1867, is the supreme law of the country. Also, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (also known as the Charter), which guarantees (as per law) citizen’s rights and liberties. Some of the key rights include mobility rights, Aboriginal Peoples’ Rights, Official Language Rights and Minority Language Educational Rights, and Multiculturalism.
Citizenship rights come with responsibilities which include obeying the law, taking responsibility for oneself and their family, serving on a jury, exercising the right to vote in elections, helping others in the community, and protecting and enjoying the country’s heritage and environment. Check the “Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship” section of the study guide to learn more about the citizenship rights. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian citizens.
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Learn About Canada's Canada's Economy, Languages & Symbols
Like many countries, Canada uses many important symbols to express its national identity. For example, the Crown is a symbol used in the parliament, justice system and police forces. The maple leaf is another example, which appears on the country's flag, uniforms, and insignia. Other symbols include the beaver, the coat of arms, the Canadian goose, and others. The country's official languages are English and French.
In terms of the economy, the country is known as a trading nation. The United States is the country's largest trading partner. The three main industries in Canada's economy are services, manufacturing and natural resources. Refer to the section on "Canada's Economy" and "Canadian Symbols" in the study guide to learn more about the nation's economy, languages and symbols. The practice test below covers questions and answers on the above mentioned topics.
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Preparing for the Canadian Citizenship Test in 2014
To become a Canadian citizen you must pass the Canadian Citizenship Test. The study guide called "Discover Canada" will help you study for the test in 2014. I'd suggest you read this Canadian Citizenship Test study guide at least twice and take some practice tests in order to prepare yourself.
I've created several more Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests with sample questions and answers to help you practice for your 2014 citizenship test. These practice citizenship tests are based on actual questions asked at the citizenship test. They were obtained from Canadian residents who have already taken these tests and the practice tests are designed in the same multiple-choice question format.
- Study Guide - Discover Canada: the Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship
"Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship" was introduced on November 12, 2009. This new guide is to be used by residents taking the Canadian Citizenship test in 2014.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Website
The CIC website will provide you all the information you need to apply for Canadian Citizenship as well as detailed information on the Citizenship Test.