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Citizenship Regulations (SOR/93-246)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2018-12-05. Previous Versions

 A person is considered to have an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada if they demonstrate that they have competence in basic communication in that language such that they are able to

  • (a) take part in short, routine conversations about everyday topics;

  • (b) understand simple instructions and directions;

  • (c) use basic grammar, including simple structures and tenses, in oral communication; and

  • (d) use vocabulary that is adequate for routine oral communication.

  • SOR/94-442, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-178, s. 2

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