Citizenship Preparation


Are you writing the Canadian Citizenship test this year? Plan ahead and take our preparation course!

The course focuses on Canadian geography, history, culture and government. Gain an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, do practice test questions, improve English language skills and gain confidence. This course uses the citizenship study guide, Discover Canada. Learn about Canada's heritage and history, geography and regions, government and systems.

Due to the length of this course and content, no level completion certificate will be issued as proof of language proficiency.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Citizenship Preparation classes are open to Permanent Residents.

Registration today for the April 1 - May 11, 2021 class!

Register by clicking here

Night School ESL classes: All night school classes will be offered in an ONLINE ONLY format , using the D2L Platform and Zoom. The class will be divided into Synchronous Learning (teacher and students at the same time virtually) and Asynchronous Learning (student works online independently, during scheduled class times, with teacher support). Technology is required to participate in the course.

 Citizenship Preparation for ESL Learners

 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-9:00pm April 1- May 11, 2021

Due to the length of this course and content, no level completion certificate will be issued as proof of language proficiency.

Health and Safety Information

  • Students must self-assess daily for COVID-19 related symptoms before arriving to school (visit
  • Students who are sick must not come to school 
  • Students will be required to wear face coverings/non-medical masks indoors in school 
  • Protective protocols including physical distancing and hand hygiene will be reviewed and practiced at school and through the Health and Safety online module
  • Hand sanitizing stations and pumps will be available in the school and for all classes where there is no sink 
  • Enhanced cleaning of high contact surfaces and washrooms will be implemented  
  • Large gatherings will not occur 
  • Visitors to the school will be limited by appointment only 
  • Where visitors are permitted, they will be limited to designated areas within the school and will be required to wear a mask, follow all school protocols including physical distancing and sanitize their hands 
  • Should a student or staff member exhibit symptoms, the school will work with the public health department to contact trace and test  
  • In the event of an outbreak, there may be a need to transition to online learning for a period of time 
  • Students and staff will be unable to share materials.  This means students must bring their own pens/pencils, notebook, etc.

To Register click here

 Please note that visitors are not permitted at the school unless they have booked an appointment with the main office or with a teacher

Students are only permitted to attend class on their scheduled day and time.  Specific information about your day and time to attend school will be sent to you via email.

Students must ensure that the main office has your updated cell phone and email address so that Continuing Education can communicate with you. 

 Durham Catholic District School Board - Return to Learning Plan

For more information about DCDSB's Return to Learning plan, please visit the webpage by clicking here.  Please continue to check your email each day.  


  • An English Language Assessment is required for all ESL, LINC and Citizenship Preparation for ESL classes
  • For English Language Assessment Information, call 1-855-330-8655 or email
  • All classes are open to Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, Refugee Claimants, and Canadian Citizens. 
  • All classes require sufficient enrollment to run
  • Proof of Language Proficiency Certificates are only issued once a student has completed a CLB level based on PBLA Guidelines
  • Attendance Policy is in effect for all classes
  • Fee for services classes are NOT available for Visitors, Work Permits, Study Permits that do not fall under the federal or provincial requirements for LINC or ESL classes