Message to Our Readers
A Look at Can ada
Congratulations! It took courage to decide to move to a new country. Your decision to become a Canadian citizen is another big step.
To become a Canadian citizen, you must be able to speakEnglish or French. You must alsolearn about voting proceduresand Canada’s history andgeography, and know the rightsand responsibilities of citizenship.
Canadian citizens enjoymany rights, including equality rights,language rights and religious rights,just to name a few. But Canadiansalso have responsibilities. They mustrespect Canadian laws, and respectthe rights and freedoms of others.Canadian citizens must also be willingto get involved in their communitiesto help make Canada a better place.Canada has a long tradition of welcoming newcomers because theyincrease the diversity and richness of Canadian society. Canadians areproud of the peaceful and tolerantsociety they have built.This booklet will help you prepareto become a Canadian citizen.Good luck!
For informationabout Citizenshipand ImmigrationCanada, visit our Web site atwww.cic.gc.ca