Citizenship judges

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.

The citizenship judge is vested with the authority to conduct a ceremony of Canadian citizenship. In this regard, the judge is responsible for carrying out the requirements of the Citizenship Act and Citizenship Regulations with respect to administering the Oath of Citizenship (in English and French pursuant to the Official Languages Act) and presenting citizenship certificates at a citizenship ceremony.

A presiding official can view the following videos in preparation for an upcoming citizenship ceremony:

A presiding official can view the following videos in preparation for a reaffirmation ceremony:

For more information about a judge's citizenship ceremony responsibilities and duties, refer to the following links:

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