What Canada means to me

Canadians are proud of their citizenship. We value the rights and freedoms and embrace the responsibilities that this status gives us.

Learn more about what citizenship means to new Canadians in these videos.

Reflections from new citizens

What is the one thing that best represents Canada to you?

“I immigrated because I couldn’t imagine a better place to live. What’s not to like? There is immeasurable beauty in this country, in both the landscape and the people. And, you play hockey!”

Diane Green, British Columbia

What is the one thing that best represents Canada to you?

“Nature and Canada’s vast expanses. Canada is such a beautiful country. I’m looking forward to the privilege of enjoying all the freedoms and responsibilities that come with Canadian citizenship.”

Geraldine Buchanan, British Columbia

What is the one thing that best represents Canada to you?

“The people in Canada are nice and it is the people that make this country safe and a good place to live.”

Marites Pareja, British Columbia

What is the one thing that best represents Canada to you?

“For me, it’s multiculturalism and unlimited opportunity.”

Gillian Jamieson, British Columbia

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