Information about Federal Government 

Last Update: Oct 10, 2017

  • The Governor-General of Canada is Julie Payette.Julie Payette was announced the new Governor-General of Canada starting September 2017. She preceded by David Johnston. 53-year-old Montrealer and former astronaut will be 29th Governor General of Canada. Click here for her official biography.
  • The Prime Minister of Canada is Justin Trudeau.(Election held October 19, 2015)
  • Last federal election: October 19, 2015(42nd Election since 1867)
  • The party in power federally is The Liberal of Canada. (Since 2015)
  • The leader of the federal Opposition party is Andrew Scheer.(Ex. Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigned October 19, 2015 from Conservative Leadership after losing to Liberal Party of Canada on 19 October 2015. The current Leader of the Opposition is Andrew Scheer, M.P., who was elected Leader of the Conservative Party on May 27, 2017.)
  • The federal Official Opposition party is the Conservative Party of Canada.(Beat NDP in 2015 to opposition)
  • Find : Who is my MP?
    Your Postal Code (e.g. A5B2C6): ( Source: Statistics Canada )

 Citizenship Test Tips

What was the last update to Discover Canada and Citizenship Test Regulations ..... On September 30, 2010, regulatory amendments came which resulted in an update to "Discover Canada" and the way the "Canadian Citizeship Test" is conducted.

With these new regulations,
- The mandatory question requirement is removed, which means you don't automatically fail by giving wrong answer for certain type of question (that was the case previously);
- You are only required to give 15 correct answers out of 20;

For the contents of the tests, applicants are now supposed to have an adequate knowledge about
- National symbols of Canada
- Canadian Cultural and Social History;
- Canadian Goverment Hierarchy and Monarchy;
- Rights, Responsibilities and Privileges of Citizenship;

Check out Format of Canadian Citizenship Test to get more details.

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