Take the online citizenship test

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About the test

The online citizenship test

You need to get at least 15 out of 20 questions right to pass the test.

For more on what to expect, read

Wait for your test invitation

You can only take the test after you receive our invitation.

You must complete the test within 21 days of the start date in your invitation.

If you need to reschedule

Contact the email address in the Rescheduling section of your test invitation. In your email, include

If you’re outside of Canada

If you get your invitation and plan to take the test while you’re outside Canada, send an email to the address in the Eligibility section of your invitation.

In your email

  • put “Outside Canada – Citizenship Test” in the subject line
  • in the body of your message, include
    • your full name
    • your application number
    • the start and end date for your test

We’ll contact you with your next steps after we receive your email.

If you gave an email address in your application, we’ll send you or your representative an invitation by email.

If you or your representative did not give an email address

What you need for the test

 You need

  • a piece of identification (ID), like
    • your permanent resident card (even if it’s expired), or
    • a valid (not expired) ID with your photo and signature on it (for example, driver’s licence or health card)
  • your application number (opens in a new tab) and unique client identifier (UCI) (opens in a new tab)
    • You can find them in your test invitation.
  • a valid email address
  • a reliable Internet connection
  • a desktop computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam
  • a Chrome or Safari Web browser
  • to close all other applications on your device
    • This includes applications that use your webcam or allow screen-sharing.
  • to take the test by yourself
  • to be in a room with good lighting so our system can see you clearly through the webcam

 Do not use the following to take the test:

  • a mobile phone
  • Chrome on an iPad
  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • a virtual private network (VPN)

Start the online citizenship test

The online citizenship test will be unavailable from 7 to 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, December 2, 2021, to perform system maintenance.

Sign in to the test

When you’re ready to take the test, sign in with your

  • application number, and
  • unique client identifier (UCI) or client ID

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