Citizenship Week: May 22 to 28, 2023
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
During Citizenship Week, we invite you to watch a special citizenship ceremony that we’ll livestream on Youtube on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 2:15 pm (ADT).
Attend an in-person citizenship ceremony
New Canadian citizens take the Oath of Citizenship at ceremonies across the country. Most are open to the public. Welcome new Canadians by attending a ceremony!Find a ceremony in your area
Find out how immigrants who became Canadian citizens are making a difference in our lives!
From violence to violins: Teaching children life skills through music
Acclaimed violinist Moshe Hammer founded The Hammer Band, a not-for-profit Toronto charity offering free violin lessons to kids in under-resourced communities. His goal? To help children lead positive lives through the power of music.
Bringing communities and cultures together through Bhangra
By dancing Bhangra against the backdrop of beautiful Yukon, Gurdeep Pandher is celebrating life and promoting tourism to the territory.
Born in Germany, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia immigrated to Canada from Israel in 2002. She has since become an integral part of Nova Scotia’s effort to bolster the ranks of women in tech jobs.
Other ways to celebrate
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.
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.
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.
Share the celebration!
Use the hashtags #MyCitizenship and #ImmigrationMatters to share your story and Canadian pride.
Become a Canadian citizen
Use your reclaimed Indigenous name on a citizenship certificate
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