Let’s prepare for and
CE THE CANADIAN
YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
There are so many newcomers whose dream is to become a Canadian citizen. After years of settlement issues, becoming comfortable in a new culture and community, making new friends, and investing many hours of English language training and practice, are you now ready to take that final step of preparing for your citizenship test? Perhaps you are ready but because of delays, you simply need a refresher course.
What you must know about Canada for your citizenship test is based on the federal government (Ottawa) study guide: “Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.” ( Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
As a student of this guide, you can study it yourself; you can take advantage of multiple internet resources which will assist your work; there are community organizations which provide free citizenship sessions. Very simply, you can do it yourself. Or, there is an option of my tutoring assistance.
MEET PATRICK, YOUR TEACHER
My intense interest and love of Canada is backed by:
Three years teaching and preparing new immigrants to Canada for their citizenship test
Masters Degree in Political Science, University of Windsor, Ontario
Three years in Ottawa working for a Member of Parliament on Parliament Hill as an Executive Assistant
Extensive volunteer activity in elections in Canada
Certified TESOL English Instructor with two Ontario Community Colleges: experience in Mexico, China, Panama and Ecuador
Public Speaker / Educator of Canadian voters: government and the voting system in Canada
Knowledge of all of Canada through extensive travel and work
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
For those who want personal assistance, I would like to help. The study guide covers many areas of Canadian life, responsibilities, history, governance and geography. From my experience, it sometimes can be difficult and overbearing: COVID-19 has changed so many things in the way we learn.
For those who wish to focus, in person (adhering to latest Covid-19 measures), or virtual (Zoom)
FOR NEW COMER GROUPS / COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
In person classroom sessions, adhering to the latest COVID-19 measures. No more than 6 students. Location and Rate to be determined
“Patrick has been an amazing asset to our ESL students here at the Arden Language Centre. He not only has an incredible background in the field of politics but his in-depth experience in government and passion for the topic has been passed to all the Newcomers that he works with. Anyone who has an opportunity to learn from him will come out prepared for their Canadian citizenship exam and a greater love for Canada! Patrick will make “Discover Canada” meaningful and when you swear the oath to be Canadian you will really know what it means!”
– Andy Foster,
Arden Language Centre,
Owen Sound, Ontario
“I have been attending citizenship with Patrick’s class for two years. He is an incredible teacher who has an intensive knowledge of Canada’s geography, history and governance. He is an articulate teacher and his classes are
informative and entertaining!”
– Student, Nour Alali
“Patrick’s patience and clear answers to all of my questions made the difference for me. He made the learning fun”
– Student, Nabeel
THE CITIZENSHIP TEST
READY TO START OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? SEND ME A MESSAGE
I would be very pleased to chat with you or your newcomer community organization regarding my services. I can help you – or any group – in their quest to become a proud citizen of Canada. Use the form below to send me an email