Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

November 24, 2008 15:15 ET

Minister Kenney Announces Citizenship Judge Appointment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) - Joy Dirks has been appointed as a citizenship judge in Calgary, Alberta, for a three-year full-time term, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. The appointment is effective January 5, 2009.

Prior to her appointment, Joy Dirks worked as a protocol official with the Government of Saskatchewan to coordinate royal homecomings to the province. Ms. Dirks is a licensed realtor and most recently served as a relocation consultant with Royal LePage Corporate Relocations, advising more than 500 companies such as Imperial Oil, Bank of Montreal and Petro Canada.

Citizenship judges are responsible for making decisions with regard to citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.

Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Alykhan Velshi
    613-954-1064