Program delivery update: Bilingualism at citizenship ceremonies

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

February 28, 2019

The instructions on bilingualism at citizenship ceremonies have been updated to improve clarity and to consolidate the information on a new page.

The instructions now provide the following information:

  • how to communicate with candidates for citizenship and members of the public
  • an explanation of the various ceremony language formats: bilingual, predominately English and predominately French
  • how to determine the ceremony language format
  • helpful checklists for planning bilingual ceremonies

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