Citizenship test training for the Canadian citizenship test is highly likely to increase your chances of success. But the best training is the one that covers all testable topics comprehensively and includes practice questions.
For this to happen, you’ll first need to get the citizenship test study guide. It virtually has all the topics that’ll be covered in your test.
And to get a head start on these topics, this article has captured some of them.
The People of Canada
Globally, Canada is known as a stable and free country. And as a citizen, you’ll be part of this society that has the oldest continuous constitutional tradition in the world.
As a matter of fact, Canada is the only constitutional monarchy in North America. Its institutions uphold a commitment to peace, order and good government.
For you to understand its citizens, here are three founding peoples. That is — Aboriginals, French and British.
The Aboriginal People: your Canadian citizenship test training should definitely cover this topic!*
The ancestors of Aboriginal peoples migrated from Asia over thousands of years ago.
They were well established here long before European explorers first came to North America.
Aboriginal and treaty rights are in the Canadian Constitution. In fact, their territorial rights were first guaranteed through the Royal Proclamation of 1763 by King George III. It established the basis for negotiating treaties with the newcomers. Though, these weren’t always fully respected.
From the 1800s to the 1980s, the federal government placed many Aboriginal children in residential schools. Purposely to educate and assimilate them into mainstream Canadian culture.
The schools were unfortunately poorly funded and inflicted hardship on the students. Some were even physically abused. Aboriginal languages and cultural practices were also mostly prohibited.
In 2008, Ottawa formally apologized to the former students.
Presently, Aboriginal peoples enjoy renewed pride and confidence.They’ve made significant achievements in agriculture, the environment, business and the arts.
The term Aboriginal peoples refers to three distinct groups: Indian refers to all Aboriginal people who are not Inuit or Métis.
In the 1970s, the term First Nations in reference to them became common. Now, about half of First Nations people live on reserve land in 600 communities while the other half live off-reserve, mainly in urban centres.
The Métis are a distinct people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry. Most can be found in the Prairie provinces.
They come from both French- and English-speaking backgrounds and speak their own dialect, Michif.
About 65% of the Aboriginal people are First Nations, while 30% are Métis and 4% Inuit.
The Inuit, which means “the people” in the Inuktitut language, live in small, scattered communities across the Arctic. Their knowledge of the land, sea and wildlife enabled them to adapt to one of the harshest environments on earth.
English and French
Canadian society today stems mainly from the English-speaking and French-speaking Christian civilizations. They’re also Canada’s official languages.
There are 18 million Anglophones—people who speak English as a first language—and seven million Francophones—people who speak French as their first language.
While the majority of Francophones live in the province of Quebec, one million Francophones live in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Manitoba, with a smaller presence in other provinces.
New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province.
We offer Canadian citizenship test training in French, too.
The Acadians are the descendants of French colonists who began settling in what are now the Maritime provinces in 1604.
Between 1755 and 1763 the majority of the Acadians were deported from their homeland.
Despite this ordeal, known as the “Great Upheaval,” the Acadians survived and maintained their unique identity.
Today, Acadian culture is flourishing and is an active part of French-speaking Canada. Quebecers are the people of Quebec, the vast majority French-speaking.
The House of Commons recognized in 2006 that the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada.
One million Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage of 250 years and form a vibrant part of the Quebec fabric.
Canada has a rich 800-year history and culture.
While the citizenship test study guide provides all the information, citizenship test training will help you cover the topics as well as revise comprehensively.
* Compare with the topic of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia