Google Translate

Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Citizenship Information

photo of male and female with Canadian flag

Staff will print this page for free at any branch of the Surrey Libraries.

Le personnel imprimera cette page gratuitement à n'importe quelle succursale de la bibliothèque, à Surrey.

Becoming a Canadian citizen

Surrey Libraries has information to help Surrey residents prepare for the Canadian citizenship test:

1.  Discover Canada

2.  Political information about Surrey, BC & Canada

3.  Websites for more information

Discover Canada

Discover Canada is a study guide published by the government to help you prepare for your citizenship test. You can:

Discover Canada has sample test questions on pages 52-53.

Note: that the list of 100 study questions and answers previously made available by Citizenship and Immigration Canada is no longer the recommended method of study.

Becoming a citizen? You have one year to claim your free Cultural Access Pass . A gift of free admission to more than 1000 of Canada's cultural treasures from coast-to-coast-to-coast.


Political InformationSurrey
  • Surrey population - 468,251 (source: 2011 Census)
  • Land area (square km) 317.19 (source: 2011 Census)
  • Surrey was incorporated as a City, September 11, 1993
  • Last election - November 15, 2014 - Election Results
  • Next Election - October, 2018
  • Full Council including Mayor elected every 3 years
City Council
  • Linda Hepner (Mayor)
  • Tom Gill
  • Bruce Hayne
  • Vera LeFranc
  • Mary Martin
  • Mike Starchuck
  • Barbara Steele
  • Judy Villeneuve
  • Dave Woods
Address of Mayor and Members of Council
Surrey City Hall, 13450-104th Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 1V8
Phone: 604-591-4011
School District #36 (Surrey)
14033-92nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3B 0B7
Phone: 604-596-7733
British Columbia

BC facts

BC population 4,622,600 (source: Statistics Canada postcensal estimate)
Premier of B.C. Christy Clark (LIB)
Leader of Opposition John Horgan (NDP)
Lieutenant Governor of BC

Judith Guichon

Speaker of the House Linda Reid (LIB)
Attorney General Suzanne Anton (LIB)
Last election 40th General Election May 14th, 2013
Address of BC Legislative Assembly

Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

 Registered Political Parties of BC
BC Party Leaders 
Liberal Christy Clark
New Democratic Party John Horgan
Green Party Andrew Weaver
BC Legislature Standings
(85 members)
Liberal 47
New Democratic Party 35
Independent 3
Members of BC Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for Surrey
To locate your constituency, call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or search MLA Finder
Surrey/Whalley Bruce Ralston (NDP)
10574 King George Highway V3T 2X3
Phone: 604-586-2740 Fax: 604-586-2800
Surrey/Cloverdale Stephanie Cadieux (LIB)
108, 17700 No. 10 Highway, Surrey, BC V3S 1C7
Phone: 604-576-3792 Fax: 604-576-3797
Surrey/Newton Harry Bains (NDP)
102-7380 King George Highway, Surrey, BC V3W 5A5
Phone: 604-597-8248 Fax 604-597-8882
Surrey/Green Timbers Sue Hammell (NDP)
100-10366 136A Street, Surrey BC V3T 5R3
Phone: 604-586-2791 Fax: 604-586-2795
Surrey/Panorama Marvin Hunt (LIB)
120 - 5455 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5A5
Phone: 604-574-5662 Fax 604-574-5691
Surrey/Fleetwood Peter Fassbender (LIB)
101 - 8459 160th Street, Surrey, BC V4N 0V6
Phone: 604-501-8227
Surrey/Tynehead Amrik Virk (LIB)
201-15135 101 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 7Z1
Phone: 604-586-3747 Fax: 604-584-4741
Surrey/White Rock Gordon Hogg (LIB)
130 - 1959 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 9E3
Phone: 604-542-3930 Fax: 604-542-3933
The Provinces and Territories
Provincial Leaders
Alberta Rachel Notley (NDP)
British Columbia Christy Clark (LIB)
Manitoba Brian Pallister (PC)
New Brunswick Brian Gallant (LIB)
Newfoundland & Labrador Dwight Ball (LIB)
Northwest Territories Bob McLeod (Independent)
Nova Scotia Stephen McNeil (LIB)
Nunavut Peter Taptuna (Independent)
Ontario Kathleen Wynne (LIB)
Prince Edward Island Wade MacLauchlan (LIB)
Quebec Philippe Couillard (LIB)
Saskatchewan Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Party)
Yukon Darrell Pasloski (Yukon Party)
Federal (Canada)
Federal facts
Canada's Population 33,311,389 (source: Statistics Canada July 1,2008 estimate)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Leader of the Official Opposition Rona Ambrose (interim)
Governor General of Canada David Johnston
Speaker of the House Geoff Regan
Last election

October 19th, 2015 42nd General Election
Elections Canada

Address of Parliament Buildings House of Commons
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Federal Party Leaders
Bloc Quebecois Rheal Fortin (interim)
Conservative Party of Canada Rona Ambrose (interim)
Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May
Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudeau
New Democratic Party (NDP) Thomas Mulcair
Registered Political Parties Federal Registered Political Parties

Senate Standings
105 seats in Senate (with provision for an extra 4 or 8)

Liberal 21
Conservative 40
Non-affiliated 23
Vacant 21
Members of the House of Commons Current Information
(338 members)
Bloc Quebecois 10
Conservative 97
Green Party 1
Liberal Party 182
New Democratic Party 44
Independent 1
Vacant 3
House of Commons Seats By Province
(338 Total)
Alberta 34
British Columbia 42
Manitoba 14
New Brunswick 10
Newfoundland & Labrador 7
Northwest Territories 1
Nova Scotia 11
Nunavut 1
Ontario 121
Prince Edward Island 4
Quebec 78
Saskatchewan 14
Yukon 1
Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) from Surrey
(5 Total)
Cloverdale-Langley City

John Aldag (Liberal)
6-19950 Willowbrook Drive, Langley, BC, V2Y 1K9

Fleetwood-Port Kells Ken Hardie (Liberal)
15428 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC
South Surrey-White Rock Diane Watts (Conservative)
595 - 15355  24th Ave., Surrey, BC V4A 2H9
Phone: 604-542-5510
Surrey Centre Randeep Sarai (Liberal) 
170 - 10362 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T2W5
Phone: 778-394-3535
Surrey-Newton Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal)
113-12830 80th Ave., Surrey, BC

To locate your constituency, search the parliamentary website or contact Elections Canada or find your MP using your postal code.


New to B.C.  Unites 10 public library systems in Metro Vancouver to help connect newcomers with programmes and services in their community.

Canadian Citizenship Practice Test Multiple choice practice questions from Richmond Public Library. Note that answers to some regional questions apply to Richmond not Surrey residents.

Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests from Learning Express Offers all the information and practice every citizenship candidate needs for a successful naturalization process.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada publications

Citizenship and Immigration Youtube site Many helpful instructional videos about gaining Canadian citizenship are available online.

Cultural Profiles Project: about the peoples and cultures arriving in Canada.

Directory of B.C. Multicultural Organizations

How Canadians Govern Themselves

National Anthem: O Canada

Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know