Canada will update citizenship materials for prospective citizens

Canada will update citizenship materials for prospective citizens

Canada will update citizenship materials for prospective citizens

 

This year Canada will introduce a new version of the Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship study guide. The current guide was created in 2009 and lightly updated in 2012. The guide provides newcomers with Canada’s history, culture, and ethics in advance of the citizenship test they must pass to become Canadians. The guide has been criticized for its many misrepresentations about Canada and was significantly outdated. The new guide will focus on three themes: relationships, opportunity, and commitment, according to Cohen, press secretary to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendocino. It will also include ‘more information about a wide variety of historically underrepresented groups, like francophones, women, Black Canadians, the LGBTQ2 community and Canadians with disabilities,’ and will ‘help new Canadians get a sense of Canada’s long history and their role in shaping our shared future.’

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