About the online citizenship test

This tutorial will tell you what to expect when you take the online citizenship test (opens in a new tab). Please read it carefully before starting the test.

If we invited you for an online test, you

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.

We’ll invite you for an online test

  • as soon as possible
  • based on the order of applicants in our files

The test is 30 minutes long. Give yourself at least 1 hour to prepare for the test (for example, to get your photo ID, set up your webcam and make sure your device is working).

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