Social 9: Immigration, Points, and Tests

We’re discussing the requirements for becoming an immigrant to Canada.

Roughly 60% of immigrants are Economic Class. To qualify, they must pass a “points system” based on different criteria, with the system prioritizing those with high levels of education, those who speak both official languages, and those with the means to be successful.

Your task is to determine immigrants to Canada based on the points system and other criteria (including Refugee and Family Class immigrants).

Profiles –

Chart (make a copy link) –


You’ll be given a sample citizenship test to complete (I’ve two levels of them, so if you’re done early you can try a harder one).

Afterwards, read sections of the official government study guide, creating your own quiz representing what you think is essential knowledge for newcomers. (Min 10 questions.)

Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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