Citizenship Week: May 23 to 29, 2022

Every year, we take a week to celebrate the rights and responsibilities shared by all Canadian citizens. During Citizenship Week, Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared citizenship.

 How to celebrate Citizenship Week

Celebrate virtually

Watch a video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony) live on Friday, May 27 at 12 pm Eastern time!

The ceremony includes special appearances by

  • The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Judge Marie Senécal-Tremblay
  • Grandmother Kim Wheatley, a traditional Anishinaabe Grandmother
  • Tesicca Truong, co-founder of CityHive
  • Kristin Fung, singer, keyboardist, composer (anthem singer)
  • Michelle Kwan, Guzheng performer (ancient Chinese harp player)
  • Melanie Wadey, Events Manager at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

This ceremony is hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Celebrate being Canadian

Find out how to celebrate Canadian citizenship.

Find out what Canada means to new citizens

Learn why citizenship matters to new Canadians.

Participate in a reaffirmation ceremony

Reaffirm your commitment to Canada.

Learn about Indigenous peoples

Find out more about Indigenous peoples and cultures.

Learn about Canadian identity and symbols

Get a better understanding of Canadian identity, history, culture and symbols.

Be active in your community

Get involved with your community to make Canada a stronger and more inclusive country.

Learn how #ImmigrationMatters to Canada

Find out how immigrants enrich our communities and contribute to our economy.

Features

 Welcoming new citizens into our Canadian family: Your success is our success

Citizenship Judge Suzanne Carrière speaks of the importance of immigration, and of immigrants becoming Canadian citizens. Canada’s strength is its diverse population. Canada’s new citizens’ success is its success as a country.

Welcoming new citizens into our Canadian family: Your success is our success!

This video is also available in HD on YouTube where you can leave a comment, share it on your social network or embed it into your site.

Alternative formats and transcript

 Share the celebration!

Use the hashtags #MyCitizenship and #ImmigrationMatters to share your story and Canadian pride.

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