Study for your citizenship test

What happens after I send in my application for Canadian citizenship?
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Study for your citizenship test

The general rule is that people between 18 and 54 years old have to pass a test to show that they know enough about Canada and what it means to be a Canadian citizen.

The test includes questions about Canadian geography and history, and how the Canadian government is set up.

You don't have to do this if:

  • you're younger than 18 years of age
  • you're 55 years of age or older
  • you ask for and get a waiver that says, for compassionate reasons,  you don't have to show that you know enough about Canada

It's very difficult to get a waiver. So if you want to ask for one, it's important to get legal help.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gives you a date for your citizenship test and your interview. It's a good idea to start studying for your citizenship test as soon as you can.

Reviewed: October 9, 2018

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