Friday, March 11, 2011

Canada immigration and citizenship guide for Facebook and mobile application

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Canada, 7th March: Jason Kenney, Canadian immigration minister has launched an educational and a fun Facebook and mobile application in a bid to attract new audiences.
      ><p>Canada, 7th March: Jason Kenney, Canadian immigration minister has launched an educational and a fun Facebook and mobile application in a bid to attract new audiences.</p>
The application takes tour of the ‘Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship’, the Canada immigration guide, and checks your knowledge regarding values, history, symbols and political institutes of Canada.
Learn through fun-Helpful for new immigrants to know facts about Canada--
This new online fun and educational tool was launched by Kenney on 3rd March, 2011.
This will prove to be of great help for new immigrants wanting to learn basic facts about Canada.
The initiative by Canada immigration minister has been aptly named ‘How Canadian are you, EH!’ It comprises of 122 queries which can be taken time and again as long as you wish to on your Android, iPhone or your Blackberry.
Every time you play this application, you will be asked 20 questions selected at random from a total of 122 questions.
You need to select one answer out of different answers provided for each question in the quiz. Speaking about the application, minister Kenney said that the application can be downloaded for taking the quiz and it can also be shared with your friends.
It’s a way to find how Canadian any person living in Canada is, added Kenney. Basically, this new tool is targeted to provide basic facts about Canada’s past and its politics to students currently enrolled between grade five till grade 12, yet, it is beneficial for many.
Everyone can gain from CIC guide--
It’s not just for newcomers in Canada, even if you are an immigrant living in Canada for quite some time but don’t have thorough knowledge about your new nation, then this new online tool is appropriate for you as well.
The application draws its material from ‘Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship’, the Canada citizenship study guide.
Its part of the ongoing initiative named “A Fun Path to Learning”, an online tool launched by Canada immigration department-CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) way back in April last year. It can be found easily within Facebook, in Android marketplace, in Blackberry app and even at the app store of iTunes.