What documents can I use to prove that I meet the citizenship language requirement?
You can send us one of a number of different documents to show that you meet the language requirement, including:
- the results of an IRCC-approved third-party test
- proof from certain government-funded language training programs
- proof of completion of secondary or post-secondary education in English or French, in Canada or abroad
For information on other forms of proof accepted, see:
You need to reach level 4 or higher to apply for citizenship. We use your documents to determine if you have reached this level for speaking and listening in English or French.
We will review the language proof you send us. We won’t process your application and will return it to you if your proof:
- can’t be read
- can’t be verified
- isn’t included with the application
- is in a language other than English or French (without a certified translation)
Answers others found useful
- What are the requirements for becoming a Canadian citizen?
- I already have a citizenship application in process. How will the 2015 changes to the citizenship legislation affect my application?
- Do I become a Canadian when I marry a Canadian?
- How much does it cost to apply for Canadian citizenship?
- I am a citizen of another country. Will I lose that citizenship if I become a Canadian?
- What can I do if my citizenship application is refused?
- What should I do if I missed my citizenship test?
- Can I leave Canada after I mail my citizenship application?
- What is a non-routine citizenship application?
Forms and Guides
- Date Modified: