♪ Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The Canadian citizenship knowledge test Congratulations! You’ve been invited to take the Canadian citizenship knowledge test. You’re on your way to becoming a Canadian citizen. The test shows how much you know about Canada and the privileges and responsibilities that come with being a Canadian citizen. This short video will show you what to expect before, during and after the test. Before the test You’ve been studying Canada’s official citizenship study guide. Everything you need to know to pass the test can be found in the study guide. You can find the guide online or ask that a copy be mailed to you. Braille, large print and audio versions are also available. You will receive an invitation letter approximately two weeks before the test date. The invitation will include the time and the address where the test is to be held and what documents you must bring. You should plan two hours for this activity. You will need to make arrangements to get to and from the test. If you have children, you need to make arrangements for someone to look after them during the test. If you are taking the test with other members of your family, please know that you will not be sitting together during the test. If you can’t attend the test on the day you’re invited, or … … if you have special needs that require accommodations of any kind to take the test, please contact your local Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office as soon as you receive your invitation. Examples of accommodation are wheelchair access, Braille and large print. If you are prevented from attending the test on the day of the event due to an emergency, you must contact the local office within 30 days to provide a reasonable explanation. The day of the test Before you leave home, on the day of the test, review your invitation carefully to make sure you bring everything you need. Be sure to bring the originals of the same documents that you provided with your application. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the time shown on your invitation. When you arrive, there will be other people waiting to register for the test. Don’t worry. Testing won’t begin until everyone is registered. When your name is called, your documents are checked one last time before you take the test. The test You will have 30 minutes to write the test in one of the official languages of your choice. The questions are based on the official study guide. There are 20 questions on the test. You need 15 correct answers to pass. Some questions are multiple choice. Each of these questions will have four possible answers. Only one of the answers is correct. You need to circle the correct answer on the answer sheet. Some questions give you a choice of True or False. Again, you will need to circle the correct answer on the answer sheet. Some answer sheets may look different. In these cases you need to black out the correct answer. You will receive your test results in person right away, at the end of the test session. After the test If you pass the test and meet all other requirements for citizenship, as the great majority of candidates do … … you should receive an invitation to take the Oath of Citizenship at a citizenship ceremony in four to six weeks. It will also include all the information you will need to know about the citizenship ceremony. Unfortunately, some people do not pass the test on their first try. If you do not pass the test the first time, you will get a chance to try again. You will receive another invitation in four to eight weeks. If you still aren’t successful, you will be asked to attend an interview with a citizenship officer. Remember, the citizenship knowledge test shows how much you know about Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Most people pass the test on their first try. Prepare yourself well in advance. Make sure you bring all the necessary documents. Do your best. Good luck!