Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

June 27, 2011 16:05 ET

Come to One of 44 Canada Day Citizenship Ceremonies Across Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) - Join a new Canadian and celebrate with us by renewing your citizenship oath at one of the 44 citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada on July 1.

"Citizenship ceremonies are emotional and inspiring events," said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. "What better way to remind ourselves just how valuable our citizenship is on the birthday of our dominion than to witness the pride in the faces of new Canadians as they take the Oath of Citizenship."

Citizenship ceremonies are the last step in acquiring Canadian citizenship. They are legally and symbolically important. The ceremony signifies formal entry into the Canadian family and the acceptance of rights and responsibilities of citizenship. At a citizenship ceremony new Canadians take the oath of citizenship and are presented with a certificate of Canadian citizenship.

When you reaffirm your citizenship you repeat the Oath of Citizenship and reaffirm your commitment to Canada.

The Oath of Citizenship reads: "I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen."

Visit our website to scroll through the list of ceremonies. Find an event near you and discover how many people are becoming citizens on Canada Day in your community.

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Contact Information

  • Kasra Nejatian
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Media Relations
    Communications Branch
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca