Citizenship Week: May 13 to 19, 2024: Take part in Canadian citizenship

2024 Citizenship Week

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.

Celebrating Citizenship Week

How to celebrate Citizenship Week (May 13 to 19, 2024):

Welcome new citizens

Find out how you can welcome new citizens!

Attend an in-person citizenship ceremony

Successful citizenship applicants become new citizens when they 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

 Share your ceremony experience

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

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.

Become a Canadian citizen

If you’re a permanent resident (PR), you should consider becoming a part of the Canadian family!

  •  With a Canadian passport, you can visit 188 countries without a visa (data as of May 2024).
  •  You can shape the future of Canada at the federal, provincial or municipal level by
    • voting in an election
    • running as a political candidate
  •  Once you become a Canadian citizen, you don't need to renew your PR Card!

Learn about the benefits enjoyed by new citizens

Apply now

Get inspired by citizenship stories

Find inspirations from the citizenship stories of Canada’s immigrants!

#ImmigrationMatters to citizenship

Learn how immigrants who became Canadian citizens are making a difference in our lives.

Inspiring the next generation of athletes

Knowing her true potential as a Paralympic athlete, Maryam came to Canada determined to wear the maple leaf and inspire younger athletes.

Building opportunities for future Canadian engineers

Once a foreign student in these halls, leading businesswoman Gina Cody has left her mark… and her name… on Concordia’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science with a $15 million endowment.

Investing in the next generation of Canadian business leaders

From refugee to real estate mogul, Bob Dhillon’s $10-million donation to the University of Lethbridge’s School of Business is the largest gift in its history

Discover more immigrant stories

Find out what Canada means to new citizens

Watch and read as new Canadians reflect on their citizenship in their own words.

Celebrate citizenship values

Find out how you can celebrate the values, history and culture of Canada!

Help newcomers

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

Learn about Indigenous peoples

The history of Canada began far earlier than European settlement. 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.

Share the celebration

Use the hashtags #CitizenshipWeek and #MyCitizenship to share your story and Canadian pride!

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Images and messages to share

You can use the following guidelines to share your Citizenship Week celebration on social media.

For individuals

You can use your own photos and create your own message to share on social media!


Share your citizenship photos! For example, you can use the photo you took at your citizenship ceremony.


We encourage you to share your story in your own words.

If you want, you can use the following message:

Being a Canadian means [talk about your exciting journey to citizenship or what now being a Canadian means to you or your family, or share photos of you at your citizenship ceremony or engaging in your community]. #MyCitizenship

For institutions, service provider organizations (SPOs) and civic leaders

Encourage your followers and clients to celebrate the Citizenship Week! You can use and customize (with exception) these sample image and messages:


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2024 Citizenship Week. An illustration of one hand holding a Canadian flag on different colour shades.


You can use these messages:

  • To [organization name, city name, etc.], being a Canadian means [add your thoughts about what being a Canadian means to your organization or city]. Join us by celebrating #CitizenshipWeek, May 13 to 19!
  • Being a Canadian means [talk about your exciting journey to citizenship or what now being a Canadian means to you or your family, or share photos of you at your citizenship ceremony or engaging in your community]. #MyCitizenship
  • At [organization name, city name, etc.], we support new Canadian citizens by [give examples of services your organization or city provides, events it hosts, or stories about new citizens succeeding after they used your services]. #CitizenshipWeek

If your message has a link, make sure the message is no more than 256 characters long before the link. For example:

“[Your message followed by ‘Learn more: ’ maximum 256 characters + link]”.

Don’t change the Government of Canada wordmark

Our social media image has the Government of Canada wordmark:

Governmment of Canada wordmark

You must not crop, modify or remove it from the image.

Share in both official languages

If you can, we encourage you to share in English and French.


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