Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

April 07, 2010 14:13 ET

New Way to Discover Canada: Citizenship Guide Now Available for Audio Download

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - Starting today, the popular new citizenship study guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is available as an audio download. The announcement was made by Senator Marjory LeBreton at the Canadian War Museum on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

"We want newcomers to successfully integrate into Canadian society and become full and equal citizens," said Senator LeBreton. "This study guide is a necessity for anyone seeking Canadian citizenship and it must be accessible to everyone. Now you can listen to it in your car, on your commute, while you exercise – anywhere you choose."

Because not all citizenship applicants have the same literacy or learning ability, this audio guide has been produced to assist those who are still strengthening their proficiency in French or English. It is the first step in developing more resources to accompany the guide.

As noted in this year's Speech from the Throne, our Government will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 two years from now. Events such as this, which helped shape our identity as Canadians and ultimately our existence as a country, are just one of many significant historical events added to the new study guide.

"A shared understanding of our history unites us as Canadians," Senator LeBreton said. "The citizenship study guide places new emphasis on important historical events like the War of 1812 because a country's future is built on its history. Newcomers are helping write the next pages of our history."

The audio guide is available as a CD or for download online as an mp3, .mov or .wmv file. To order or download, visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/discover/index.asp.

Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Alykhan Velshi
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Communications Branch
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca