Clerk of the ceremony

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 clerk of the ceremony is a citizenship officer who plans and organizes the ceremony and ensures that it runs smoothly and all legal aspects are respected. The clerk is sometimes seen as the master of ceremonies because the clerk is responsible for introductions and the overall flow of the ceremony.

Most importantly, the clerk sets the tone for the ceremony, ensuring that the ceremony is dignified and relaxed and that the new citizens and others in attendance are treated with respect.

The clerk of the ceremony gives the preamble to the event and provides instructions following the citizenship ceremony.

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

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