Whether we are citizens by birth or by choice, we should all learn about our history, heritage and citizenship.
Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is used by newcomers to study for the citizenship test. It also contains information about the history of Canada, how our government works, symbols of Canada and its regions.
Below, choose how you want to read and explore Discover Canada.
What you need to know about the citizenship test
Third-party citizenship study guides, tests and questions
The only official study guide for the citizenship test is Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada at no cost. If you have applied for citizenship and are preparing for the citizenship test, your primary resource should be the official study guide. If you use any other material to prepare for the citizenship test, you do so at your own risk.
You must study the copy of Discover Canada provided to you by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If you do not have this copy, or have a copy of Discover Canada issued before 2011, you can view or download it here.
There are very small differences between the print, audio and electronic versions of Discover Canada. However, these differences won’t affect your ability to prepare for the citizenship test.
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