anadians are proud of their citizenship. We value the rights and freedoms, and accept the responsibilities, that this status gives us. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) manages the application process and guides applicants through the steps to becoming Canadian citizens. CIC staff process citizenship applications, requests for proof of citizenship and searches of citizenship records.
Each year, thousands of people become Canadian citizens at citizenship ceremonies held across Canada. The oath they take is a personal commitment to accept the responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship.
For many individuals and families, the citizenship ceremony is the realization of a dream. It is a formalized rite of passage that marks your entry into the Canadian family. Children under 14 years of age are not required to attend or take the Oath but they are more than welcome to do so. Citizenship ceremonies take place all across the country and throughout the year.
There are special ceremonies on Canada Day, during Citizenship Week and at other times of the year.
We regret that there will be no Citizenship Ceremonies in 2012.