Navigating Resources Online: Citizenship Preparation


Here are a few commonly used government websites that can provide many of the detailed information applicants for citizenship are looking for.


Determining your Eligibility for Citizenship

This page provides details on the different conditions that need to be met to be eligible for application for Canadian citizenship. You will need to consider conditions such as your age, permanent resident status, time you have lived in Canada, language skills, criminal history (prohibitions) and how well you know Canada. There is also an excellent help section at the bottom of the page that covers top questions related to citizenship.

Acceptable Language Proof to Apply for Citizenship Wizard

Adults between 18 and 54 must prove that they have adequate knowledge of English or French to apply for citizenship.

This online wizard is a series of questions to help you determine what documents you need to demonstrate English language competency. You are asked questions about your completion of university studies, third-party test results, completion of LINC classes or BC ELSA classes, or details on how to take a third-party language test approved by CIC.


Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship – Study Guide

This site provides a number of options for accessing the study guide: read online, download/install, listen, or order a hard-copy.

Please note:

The only official study guide for the citizenship test is Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada at no cost.


Contact Page

For more information, there are helpful links to answers on frequently asked questions about citizenship. You can also visit the contact page at

Our services for newcomers and immigrants are available free of charge in Prince Rupert thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citzenship Canada and BC Settlement and Integration Services.