The Oath of Citizenship

At the citizenship ceremony, you will repeat the Oath of Citizenship. To help you prepare, use this video. You can also practice it in French.

The Oath of Citizenship

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Transcript: “The Oath of Citizenship”

Video length: 0:42 minutes

Soft background music.

The video begins with a black screen. The title “Oath of Citizenship,” underlined and written in white lettering, appears on the right half of the screen.

The words read by the narrator appear on the screen.

Narrator: I swear (or affirm)

At the same time, the words “or affirm” appear in parentheses; on the left half of the screen, we see a raised hand.

The words read by the narrator are written on the screen:

Narrator: That I will be faithful
And bear true allegiance

The picture of the hand disappears. We now see a photo of Queen Elizabeth II on the left half of the screen.

The words read by the narrator continue to appear on the screen.

Narrator: To Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth the Second
Queen of Canada

The photo of the Queen disappears.

The words read by the narrator appear on the screen.

Narrator: Her Heirs and Successors

On the left half of the screen, we now see the Canadian flag blowing in the wind, with a blue sky in the background.

The words read by the narrator continue to appear on the screen.

And that I will faithfully observe
The laws of Canada
And fulfil my duties
As a Canadian citizen.

Fade to black.

The following statement appears on the screen in white lettering on a black background: “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 2014. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 2014.

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Signature displaying the Canada flag symbol and the name of the department: Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada.

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Canada wordmark.

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