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Preparing for Canadian Citizenship – Free Workshop for Arabic-speaking Permanent Residents

December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

When: Tuesday & Wednesday, December 18 & 19
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

For registration please provide your PR card number before the workshop.

Registration please contact :
Teresa or Nour (604) 254 5401 Ext. 276

Free Workshop series. Light snacks and

Bus ticket support provided to eligible participants. Childminding during workshop is available with advance registration.

The sessions will cover:

  • The changes to Canadian citizenship requirements
  • Citizenship requirements: residence, language, Knowledge and others
  • The application process
  • Citizenship test preparation

For more information, please visit


December 18, 2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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