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 The guide has been criticized for its many misrepresentations about Canada and was significantly outdated.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.
- Quebec invited 69 candidates in the fourth round of Arrima in 2021
- Fully vaccinated international students can be exempted from mandatory quarantine
- Ontario issued 583 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada invited 1,002 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #193
- British Columbia held a new draw
- Canada’s new Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Metis rights