Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to celebrate Canada Day by attending one of the 52 citizenship ceremonies that will take place across the country on July 1st. By doing that, they will not only give a warm welcome to the newest citizens, but will also celebrate Canadian culture, history and pluralism. During the ceremony, Canadian attendees will have the opportunity to reaffirm their citizenship and reflect on the freedoms, rights, responsibilities and values that are part of the Canadian identity.
This year, approximately 2,300 people will take the Oath of Citizenship on Canada Day. Canadians who wish to find citizenship ceremonies that will take place close to their homes can use the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s online interactive map.
Every year Canada accepts more than 250,000 newcomers from around the globe. The country has one of the highest rates of naturalization in the world: over 85 percent of the eligible permanent residents become Canadian citizens.