Becoming a Canadian citizen is a remarkable milestone, representing the culmination of an immigration journey filled with hopes and dreams. Each year, Citizenship Week provides a momentous occasion to celebrate the diversity, history, and culture that define Canada and its citizens.
In line with its commitment to modernizing services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made significant strides in streamlining citizenship procedures. Online testing, virtual citizenship ceremonies, and an application tracker have been implemented to enhance the overall experience for applicants, providing up-to-date information on their files.
Canada takes immense pride in surpassing its citizenship goals, with nearly 364,000 new Canadian citizens welcomed in the past year. Already in the first three months of this year, 85,000 individuals have embraced Canadian citizenship, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming thousands more in the months to come.
This year, the Citizenship Week ran from May 22 to 28. In this past week alone, Canada has hosted 105 citizenship ceremonies, joyfully welcoming over 13,500 new Canadians across all provinces and territories. This incredible figure represents nearly double the average number of new citizens welcomed per week throughout the year.
Citizenship ceremonies are deeply meaningful to those who receive their citizenship, their loved ones, and everyone fortunate enough to share in these momentous occasions. Let us celebrate Citizenship Week together and embrace the rich tapestry of our diverse and united Canadian identity.