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    The Canadian Citizenship Workbook

    You asked for more help so we listened! We are pleased to announce The Canadian Citizenship Workbook. Containing over 400 questions, The Canadian Citizenship Workbook is a study aid to be used alongside Discover Canada.


    The Canadian Citizenship Workbook is meant for applicants with a higher level CLB level, or for applicants that simply want more practice with the material found on the Canadian Citizenship Exam. For applicants with lower CLB levels we strongly recommend you start with Canadian Citizenship Made Easy.


    The Canadian Citizenship Workbook will be on sale for the month of August on Amazon.ca.


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    Canadian Citizenship Exam 2018 Practice Test

    Try these 20 possible questions from the 2018 Canadian Citizenship Exam. Check back in a week for the answers. If you need help, please consult your Discover Canada booklet, or Canadian Citizenship Made Easy.


    Good luck!


    1)What is the capital of Nunavut?


    2)What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?


    3)What were the first four provinces of Confederation?


    4)Who were the United Empire Loyalists?


    5)What explorer heard two captured guides speak the word kanata?


    6)Who became the first woman MP in 1921?


    7)Who is the head of a provincial government?


    8)What is Canada's federal police force?


    9)In which year was the Official Languages Act passed?


    10)Who was the first recipient of the Victoria Cross?


    11)What are the five regions of Canada?


    12)Which region has the greatest population?


    13)Who wrote Anne of Green Gables?


    14)What does the word Nunavut mean in Inuktitut?


    15)Which two Canadians discovered insulin?


    16)Who was Canada's first francophone Prime Minister?


    17)In which year did Newfoundland join Confederation?


    18)What is Canada's motto?


    19)When is Remembrance Day?


    20)What is Canada's official summer sport?


    Answers: 1)Iqaluit 2)Catholic 3)Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia 4)Immigrants who fled the thirteen colonies during the American Revolution 5)Cartier 6)Agnes Macphail 7)Premier 8)RCMP 9)1969 10)Alexander Roberts Dunn 11)The West Coast, The Prairie Provinces, Central Canada, The Atlantic Provinces, The Northern Territories 12)Central Canada 13)Lucy Maud Montgomery 14)Our land 15)Banting and Best 16)Wilfrid Laurier 17)1949 18)A mari usque ad mare 19)November 11 20)Lacrosse


    Canadian Citizenship Exam 2018 - "RoyaL" Questions

    Do you know these difficult royal questions from the 2018 Canadian Citizenship Exam? Check back next week for the answers! Good luck!


    1.Who was the Queen of England in 1867?


    2.Who is Canada's Head of State?


    3.Who represents the Sovereign in the federal government?


    4.What is Canada's Royal Anthem?


    5.What is Canada's Royal Flag called?


    Answers: 1)Queen Victoria 2)The Sovereign (Queen or King) 3)Governor General 4)God Save the Queen (or King) 5)The Union Jack


    Canadian Citizenship Exam 2018 - All about sports

    Do you know a lot about Canadian sports and athletes? Try the questions below from the 2018 Canadian Citizenship Exam. The answers will be posted in a week from now. Good luck!


    1.What is Canada's official sumer sport?


    2.What is Canada's official winter sport?


    3.Who ran the Marathon of Hope?


    4.What sport did Wayne Gretzky play?


    5.What sport did James Naismith invent in 1891?


    Answers: 1)Lacrosse 2)Hockey 3)Terry Fox 4)Hockey 5)Basketball

    Canadian Citizenship Exam 2018 - Pop Quiz

    Here are some difficult questions from the 2018 Canadian Citizenship Exam. If you don't know the answers to the questions, please take a look at your Discover Canada book or your copy of Canadian Citizenship Made Easy. Good luck! The answers will be posted in a couple of days.



    1.Who became the first head of a responsible government in Canada in 1849?


    2.Who are the Quebecers?


    3.Who are the three founding peoples of Canada?


    4.What are the three parts of Parliament?


    Answers: 1)Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine 2)The people of Quebec 3)Aboriginal, French and British

    4) the Sovereign (Queen), the Senate and the House of Commons


    Benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen

    There are many reasons why you should try and become a Canadian Citizen. Here are a couple of important reasons why you should study extra hard and pass the Canadian Citizenship Exam in 2018!


    • You can vote
    • You can work at any job in Canada (some Federal jobs require Canadian Citizenship)
    • Travelling will be easier (You can visit many countries without a visa)
    • You can be a candidate in elections (Maybe you will be the next Prime Minister!)
    • You can leave the country for a long time and not lose your citizenship (Permanent Residents need to meet a residency requirement) 
    Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel for Canadian Citizenship Exam questions and quizzes.

    How to study for the Canadian citizenship exam using discover canada

    The official study guide for the Canadian Citizenship Exam is Discover Canada. Any applicant of the exam can tell you that Discover Canada is not an easy book to understand. It uses difficult language and has a lot of text and information on each page, leaving many applicants feeling overwhelmed.


    Here are a couple of tips when using Discover Canada:

    • Break it down into chunks.  Don't read a whole page at a time.  Just focus on one small section at a time.
    • Do not try to cover too much material at a time.  Choose one subject and try to understand it fully.
    • Read Canadian Citizenship Made Easy together with Discover Canada.  Only focus on one subject at a time.  
    • Review, review, review.  Do not leave it until the day before the exam.  If you review a little bit every evening, you will be fine!
    • Study with other family members or friends that are taking the exam.  We know one family that would take fifteen minutes at dinner time to ask each other questions from the book. 
    If you follow the above study tips, you will have a much easier time studying for the Canadian Citizenship Exam using Discover Canada.

    What questions did you have on the Canadian citizenship exam?

    Have you taken the Citizenship Exam in 2018? Do you know the answers to the following questions?Some of our clients have told us about the questions that stumped them! These are some of the questions:


    1. Who is the Head of State in Canada? 
    2. Who are the three founding peoples of Canada? 
    3. Who became the first head of a responsible government in 1849?
    If you don't know the answers take a look in your Discover Canada, or Canadian Citizenship Made Easy to find the answers.
    If you have take the Canadian Citizenship Exam recently, please let us know which difficult questions you had on our Facebook Page.

    Do you know your elected representatives?

    It is important to know who your elected representatives are when preparing for the Canadian Citizenship Exam in 2018. While confusing at first, government in Canada is actually quite simple!


    Here is an easy explanation:


    There are 3 levels of government in Canada:

    1. Federal 
    2. Provincial (or Territorial)
    3. Municipal 
    So, there are also 3 people who represent you at these different levels:
    1. Your MP (Member of Parliament) is your Federal Representative  
    2. Your MPP (or MLA, MNA, MHA) is your Provincial Representative 
    3. Your Councillor (or Alderman) is your Municipal Representative
    When you become a Canadian Citizen you will vote for these 3 different positions.
    • You will vote for an MP in a federal election. 
    • You will vote for an MPP (or MLA, MNA, MHA) in a provincial (or territorial) election. 
    • You will vote for a Councillor in a municipal election.
    Please check out our Youtube Channel by clicking on the button below!

    How to pass the Canadian Citizenship exam in 2018

    The current Canadian Citizenship Exam is not easy. In fact, most Canadian-born citizens would fail it. The official government guide is long and not easy to understand. Below are some tips on how to pass the Canadian Citizenship Exam in 2018.


    • Understand the material and the concepts.  If you understand the subjects that are covered in Discover Canada, the Canadian Citizenship Exam will be easy for you.  Review the material with a friend or with other family members who will be taking the exam.  Take 15 minutes a day and study the material.  
    • Do not only look at multiple choice questions on the internet.  You can use multiple choice questions that you find on the internet as a support, but do not only look at these questions.  It is more important that you know the material. 
    • Review the material in different formats. Use Discover Canada, use Canadian Citizenship Made Easy,  use multiple choice tests found on the internet, use Youtube videos but do not only look at one type of format.
    • Do not leave studying until the last minute.  There is a lot of material in Discover Canada, and if you leave it until the last minute you will most certainly fail.  
    Remember; if you understand the material, the Canadian Citizenship Exam will be simple for you. You must be prepared and you must be confident when you take it. Good luck!

    HAPPY 2018!!!!!!

    In spirit of the New Year, Canadian Citizenship Made Easy is 50% off of normal sale price for the next week on Amazon.com. You can grab your book here. We hope 2018 is the year when you become a Canadian Citizen!


    Do you know the difference between the three levels and three branches of government? If not, try the quiz below.