What Is the Citizenship Language Requirement for Canada?

What Is the Citizenship Language Requirement for Canada?

When you apply for Canadian citizenship, you should be able to prove that you know either English or French so that you can understand people with ease. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will right away reject your citizenship application if you fail to submit evidence that you have good knowledge of French or English.

IRCC has considered the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) as the language assessment description that rightly suits the current Citizenship Regulations.

A NCLC/CLB level 4 suggests that you:

•    Are able to comprehend a conversation on everyday topics

•    Are able to understand basic questions

•    Are able to question and answer basic questions

•    Have ample vocabulary for daily discussions

•    Exhibit an understanding of simple grammar which includes good use of verbs and tenses.

Citizenship Tests

Adult applicants who are in the age group of 18-54 years appear for a written citizenship test in either French or English. The test consists of multiple-choice questions regarding Canada. In rare cases, IRCC might arrange a spoken (oral) test with a citizenship judge

After you have applied for citizenship, IRCC sends this brochure to you along with a letter of acknowledgement that concludes that IRCC has received your application. You attend citizenship classes conducted by community centers, ESL programs or settlement agencies. You may also participate in practice tests online. A citizenship judge will evaluate the results of your test. If you fail in the test, the judge conducts an oral interview. In the interview, you must prove your listening comprehension of basic spoken questions and be able to reply either

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