Inequity in Citizenship Language Requirements
Emery Adult Learning Centre Staff
Advocate For Equity
Some Emery teachers believe the present application process for Canadian Citizenship is confusing and complicated. The first step – proving language proficiency- is especially illogical and inequitable.
Citizenship Canada will only accept one of the following documents as proof of language proficiency:
A diploma, certificate or transcript showing completion of a secondary or post-secondary program in English or French.
Proof of completing LINC/CLIC at level CLB 4 or higher in speaking and listening.
A certificate issued by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) Adult Non-Credit Language Training Programs showing level CLB 4 or higher in speaking and listening.
Specific results from a third party language test approved by CIC.