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I suppose I ought to get studying for my Citizenship test tommorrow....

Old Sep 14th 2011, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy View Post
I wasn't asked the names either.

Centres do vary. When I did it back in 2005, I sat the test, had it marked on the spot, and was told to hand over my PR card and bugger off for an hour before I swore at the judge.

Incidentally, when you eventually apply for a Canadian passport, one of the required documents is the citizenship certificate. The don't mean the document with "citizenship certificate" written on it. The mean the card.
I think I got 4 of those phony certs in the end from various provincial and federal MPs... its the personal touch that counts eh
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
On the test I wasn't asked either the GG's name or my MP. It seems every CIC location is different. In St. John's one sits the test and doesn't hear the results until either being called for an interview with a citizenship judge or being invited directly to a citizenship ceremony. This process, as ever with Canadian beauracracy, takes months. I was told that there are citizenship ceremonies planned for Sept and Oct, but my file would not likely to be reviewed in time for those. After that the IO couldn't say when the next ceremony would be other than that they definately do one on Feb 15th for flag day & it would be by then. So I could hear nothing til January. Ho Hum.
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 12:33 am
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Eat a "beaver" save a tree...innit?
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
A cursory glance at the cover of the study guide:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/...5f62e4aa29.jpg

Presumably means I can expect the following questions?

1) The Canadarm was first launched in 1981. Now that the shuttle fleet is grounded is it:

a) Time that Canada stopped going on about it and moved on.
b) A continuing source of Canadian pride as the one thing we made that was famous, other than pountine, tar sands oil and oh yes, those blackberry thingies that were cool before the Iphone came along.
c) secretly made in China anyway.

2) Name the medals that the distinguished looking veteran is wearing.

3) That animal with the big horns. Is it:

a) A beaver
b) A moose
c) Justin Trudeau
d) Celine Dion

4) The building with the poppies in the foreground. Is it:

a) Tim Horton's corporate headquarters.
b) Don Cherry's house.
c) That place in Ottawa where elected representatives fulminate a lot but don't actually achieve anything.
d) The Kremlin.

5) The Maple Leaf. Is it:
a) A forum on BE Canada.
b) The leaf of a maple tree.
c) On every Canadian souvenir imaginable.
d) All of the above.

6) That ornate thingy on the right, below the Maple leaf. What is it?
(Genuinely don't know the answer to this one...is it important?)

7) When paddling a canoe along the Ottawa river. A Canadian Citizen should:
a) Wear a life jacket and yellow baseball cap
b) Keep a look out for snow-weasels and the killer beaver.
c) Smile inanely.
d) All of the above.


Do you think I'm ready?
Oh BTW, good luck tomorrow, looks like you're gonna need it
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 6:12 am
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Default Re: I suppose I ought to get studying for my Citizenship test tommorrow....

Originally Posted by Souvy View Post
I wasn't asked the names either.

Centres do vary. When I did it back in 2005, I sat the test, had it marked on the spot, and was told to hand over my PR card and bugger off for an hour before I swore at the judge.

Incidentally, when you eventually apply for a Canadian passport, one of the required documents is the citizenship certificate. The don't mean the document with "citizenship certificate" written on it. The mean the card.
And when you apply for your passport, what they mean by the date you got citizenship is the unmarked code that represents a random date (in my case Jan 11) on the laminated, laser printed card thing, not necessarily when you passed the test (Jun 11) or did the ceremony (Aug 11)

And don't even begin to guess about the time thing. They said 3-4 months in Vancouver and it was two. We were also not told at the interview whether we had passed the test.
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Old Sep 19th 2011, 12:43 am
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I've still waiting for my test date but if it comes soon I might be at least one more person in the NL area at the ceremony.
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Old Sep 19th 2011, 1:12 am
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suppose i should actually think about applying for this at some point
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