In first week of August 2015, my wife and I appeared for Citizenship test. We both passed the test and now waiting for Oath ceremony invitation.
About the test
It was 30 minute test with 20 questions to answer. There is no negative marking for wrong answer. Most questions were multiple choices with 4 options; I got two True/False questions and one fill in the blanks question with 4 options to choose from. They have different set of question papers.
After the test, they call everybody one by one and inform the test result. They also check your Landing papers, Old Passports etc. and get your signatures. During this they also evaluate your English or French communication skills just via asking simple questions about your work, family etc.
If one fails the test in first attempt then there is a second attempt after couple of months. If somebody fails in second attempt as well, then he/she has to appear in front of the Immigration judge. It takes another 8 months to a year. Judge will evaluate your knowledge about the Canada and give final decision on citizenship application.
Citizenship application timeline
Application submitted : First week of January, 2015
Received Test Call : Mid July
Test Date : First Week of August
Oath Ceremony : First week of October, 2015
Canadian Citizenship Test Braindump August 2015
Following is the Brain Dump of whatever we could remember after the exam.
- A Member of Parliament from Toronto announces that she will spend her weekend in her electoral district. This means she would be-
In some part of Toronto where she was elected.
- Which one is the primary duty of the Prime Minister?
Select Cabinet Ministers.
- What is the highest military honor a Canadian can receive?
- What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
Getting a job, taking care of one’s family and working hard in keeping with one’s abilities.
- What is the role of the Opposition parties?
To oppose or try to improve government proposals.
- What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
Insulin has saved 16 million lives worldwide.
- What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?
Pledge allegiance to the Queen, observe the laws of Canada and fulfil the duties of a Canadian.
- When must federal elections be held?
On the third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election.
- Who are the founding peoples of Canada?
Aboriginal, French and British.
- Who do Members of Parliament represent?
Everyone who lives in his or her electoral district.
- Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old.
- How are Senators chosen?
Appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.
- In Canada’s justice system, what does “presumption of innocence” mean?
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
- Which two countries battled on Plains of Abraham between 1700 to 1759?
In the 1700s France and Great Britain battled for control of North America.
- Is current Canada – US border outcome of Second World War? True or False
- What is the name of the book you read for the preparation of Citizenship test?
- Who became the first women MP in 1921?
- Due to the effort of which Canadian, Quebec granted women the right to vote in 1940.
- RCMP stands for –
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- If you move from east to west, then you will start from which province
Newfoundland and Labrador
- What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
To remember the sacrifice of Canadians who have served or died in wars up to the present day.
- Which building was rebuild in 1922 after the accidental fire
Centre Block of Parliament Buildings
- Who is father of Manitoba?
- Canada got its name from word Kanata which means?
- One third of people live in which province?
- What is a secret Ballot?
This means that no one can watch you vote and no one should look at how you voted.
- Canadian system of government:
Federal state, parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
- What is the duty of Police?
Courts settle disputes and the police enforce the laws.
- What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
God Save the Queen (or King).
- What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).
- 85% Inuit live in which province?
- Who choose Member of Parliament?
The citizens in each electoral district elect one MP who sits in the House of Commons to represent them
- Read about war of 1812, Chief Tecumseh and other who helped in the war
- Read about Privilege of Citizenship. There was a question on Privilege of Citizenship
Good Luck !