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This citizenship guide is designed to assist those preparing for the Canadian citizenship test.
Copies of actual citizenship tests used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are not available. The practice tests and sample questions found in this guide can help you to prepare for the test.
For information about applying for Canadian citizenship, the citizenship test, and much more, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Applying for Citizenship subject guides. Immigrant service organizations such as Mosaic, may offer classes that help you prepare for the test.
Political Representatives, Parties and Leaders
Consult the following links for listings of federal (Member of Parliament - MP); provincial (Member of the Legislative Assembly - MLA); and municipal (Mayor and city council) political representatives:
Note: The UBC University Endowment Lands do not have a mayor or council. They are an unincorporated area just outside the Vancouver city limits and have no municipal government.
- Head of State: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Governor General (Queen's Representative): David Johnston
- Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada
- Leader of the Opposition: Rona Ambrose, Conservative Party of Canada (acting)
Federal Political Parties/Leaders
- Bloc Québécois: Rhéal Fortin (interim)
- Conservative Party of Canada: Rona Ambrose (interim)
- Green Party of Canada: Elizabeth May
- Liberal Party of Canada: Justin Trudeau
- New Democratic Party: Tom Mulcair (interim)
- Lieutenant Governor (Queen's Representative): Judith Guichon
- Premier: Christy Clark, LIBERAL
- Leader of the Opposition: John Horgan, NDP
When applying for citizenship you will need to demonstrate you have reached Level 4 or higher in the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) / Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) for speaking and listening in English or French. You can do this by:
- Completing secondary or post-secondary education in English or French, in Canada or abroad.
- Completing certain government-funded language training programs.
- Passing the CELPIP or IELTS test.