In order to take the citizenship test, you need to have a general knowledge of Canadian history, geography, economics and politics. A good way to prepare for the test is to read through the online publication, Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
, produced by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada
If you want a printed copy, you can either contact the Department of Citizenship and Immigration to request one, or download the online version in .pdf format. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer you can download it from their web site.
The citizenship test may ask you to identify the Federal Member of Parliament (MP) and Provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) form the political riding, or area, where you live.
These are the Federal ridings where Douglas College campuses are located:
- New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby
- Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam
To find a map of your federal riding, contact your local Member of Parliament (MP) or simply find out more information about your district, search the Elections Canada site
These are the Provincial ridings where Douglas College campuses are located:
- New Westminster
- Maple Ridge-Mission
To find a map of your provincial electoral district, contact your local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) or simply find out more information about your district, search the Elections BC site
Use this web site to find census information
about BC and Canada. The information based on the 1996 Census.
The Richmond Public Library website provides a practice citizenship test
. The questions are based on Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
. You can choose to do between five and fifty questions, similar to those on the actual test.
If you want to find out more about becoming a Canadian citizen, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site
is a good place to start. For quick facts about British Columbia and Canada, see: