Recognizing 70 years of Canadian Citizenship

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration

January 3, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted a special citizenship ceremony today at the Supreme Court of Canada with 26 individuals invited to kick off Canada 150 celebrations and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act.

The event resembled the first Canadian citizenship ceremony held 70 years ago, on January 3, 1947, at the Supreme Court chamber. On that day, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King received the first Canadian citizenship certificate, numbered 0001.

Source: Recognizing 70 years of Canadian Citizenship – Canada News Centre