Citizenship ceremonies and promotion

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Approximately 1,700 citizenship ceremonies are held in communities across Canada every year. For a new Canadian citizen, the citizenship ceremony is the formal entry into the Canadian family. At these ceremonies, candidates take the oath of citizenship and proudly embrace their new country’s values.

The policies and procedures below preserve the formality of the citizenship ceremony while keeping it a relaxed and memorable event for recipients and others taking part.

Before the ceremony

At the ceremony

Promoting citizenship

Citizenship promotion activities are important tools for the continued integration of newcomers and new citizens into Canadian society.

Products and publications

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