Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 15 from 2006-03-22 to 2010-09-29:


 The criteria for determining whether a person has an adequate knowledge of Canada and of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship are that, based on questions prepared by the Minister, the person has a general understanding of

  • (a) the right to vote in federal, provincial and municipal elections and the right to run for elected office;

  • (b) enumerating and voting procedures related to elections; and

  • (c) one of the following topics, to be included at random in the questions prepared by the Minister, namely,

    • (i) the chief characteristics of Canadian social and cultural history,

    • (ii) the chief characteristics of Canadian political history,

    • (iii) the chief characteristics of Canadian physical and political geography, or

    • (iv) the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • SOR/94-442, s. 3
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