Have CLB 4 in English?
Become a Citizen!
Becoming a Canadian citizen has great benefits and responsibilities. If you have lived here for a couple of years, you will know by now the importance Canada places on education, health, religious freedoms, our natural resources and most importantly respect for each other. Like every country, these values have evolved from overcoming many challenges and growing pains. Learn more about what it means to be a Canadian Citizen.
Learn more about how to become a Canadian Citizen. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/cit-test.asp
If you are planning to apply for Canadian Citizenship, begin by taking a preparation class and then apply. There is only a short time between applying and writing the test.
St. Louis’ Citizenship Preparation program covers three key components in 9 sessions:
- Citizenship test topics are covered, including Geography, History, Government, Voting, Rights & Responsibilities
- Covers all test content and provides strategies to succeed!
- Citizenship practices test opportunities. Students who took the class and wrote the test received a 90% pass rate!
Classes are offered at St. Louis – St. Mary’s Campus:
- Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (Sept 10, 2019 to June 16, 2020)
- Saturday mornings, 9:00am-12:00pm (Sept 14, 2019 to June 20, 2020)
NOTE: To be eligible to take the Canadian Citizenship test, you must have a CLB level 4 in listening and speaking confirmed. For the greatest success and best use of your time, it is strongly recommended that you have CLB 4 before taking the Citizenship preparation course. We can provide proof of CLB 4 completion to St. Louis LINC or ESL students. If you already have CLB4 and were not a student with us, and still need a language test, look at CELPIP website for more details.
Materials Fee: $10 per school year. You can take the class early and come back to review when you apply.
Current ESL / LINC Student: Go to any ESL office with your photo ID, Aug. 27, 2019 – June 18, 2020
Former ESL / LINC Student: Have you been in an ESL/LINC class or had an assessment in the last year?
- If yes, go to an ESL office with your photo ID.
- If no, contact the YMCA Language Assessment Centre – 519-579-9622 (Kitchener) / 519-621-1621 (Cambridge) to have your language assessed. They will book an appointment with you and tell you what documents to bring.
New Student: contact the YMCA Language Assessment Centre – 519-579-9622 (Kitchener) / 519-621-1621 (Cambridge) to have your language assessed. They will book an appointment with you and tell you what documents to bring.
NOTE: Benchmarks are not confirmed in Citizenship Test Preparation classes.
Classes are nine, 3 hour sessions, one day per week.
Registration is ongoing and you may start ANYTIME!
Citizenship Preparation classes are funded by Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)