New Canadians are put to the test. Would you pass?

FlagHappy Birthday Canada! Earlier this week, Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day, a national statutory holiday to mark the date in 1867 that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada were united into a single country.

Several formal citizenship ceremonies were also held to officially welcome some of the approximately 250,000 newcomers who arrive in Canada each year.

A special welcome to Toronto’s newest citizens! And a shout-out to our network of more than 200 fantastic community agencies that are working in neighbourhoods across our great city to support newcomers as they build a new life in Canada.

Before we go, we thought we’d have a little fun. We’re curious to see if you know what’s on the formal CitizenshipTest?

We’ve added some sample questions below. Wondering if you’d pass? Imagine a City invites you to put your own knowledge—including the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian citizen— to the test. The correct answers are in bold!

1. What are three responsibilities of citizenship?

  1. Being loyal to Canada, recycling newspapers, serving in the navy, army or air force.
  2. Obeying the law, taking responsibility for oneself and one’s family, serving on a jury.
  3. Learning both official languages, voting in elections, belonging to a union.
  4. Buying Canadian products, owning your own business, using less water.

2. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?

  1. To remember our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II.
  2. To celebrate Confederation.
  3. To honour prime ministers who have died.
  4. To remember the sacrifice of Canadians who have served or died in wars up to the present day.

3. How are Members of Parliament chosen?

  1. They are appointed by the United Nations.
  2. They are chosen by the provincial premiers.
  3. They are elected by voters in their local constituency (riding).
  4. They are elected by landowners and police chiefs.