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The ICC works to unlock Canada for newcomers, facilitating and encouraging the journey towards full and active Canadian citizenship.

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Since 2010, Canoo has helped more than 450,000 newcomers enjoy the very best of Canada for free. 

Building Citizenship

Our enhanced citizenship ceremonies have welcomed over 14,000 people into an unforgettable experience of reflection and celebration as they join the Canadian family.  

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As the world’s leading voice on citizenship and inclusion, our research, insights and events shape discourse and drive positive change.

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Exploring Citizenship and Permanent Resident Data on the ICC’s Immigration Dashboard

Immigration is vital to Canada’s economy, but also to its cultural dynamism. 90 percent of labour force growth is attributed to immigration, as is 75 percent of population growth. Canada […]

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Year in Review 2022

2022 was a year of expansion and innovation for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (the ICC). The ICC worked with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to host more than 60 ceremonies, welcoming 4,739 newcomers into our Canadian family. Additionally, Canoo, our one-of-a-kind app that gives newcomers free VIP access to +1,400 of Canada’s best cultural and outdoor experiences, saw remarkable growth and has the highest number of activated accounts since launching in 2019.

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Canoo Insights Report: Part 2

What is a Canoo Insights Report? This is the next installment of our first Canoo Insights Report, a quarterly series started by Ideas & Insights at the Institute for Canadian […]

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Canoo Insights Report: Part 1

Welcome to the first Canoo Insights Report This is the first Canoo Insights Report, which is a quarterly series started by Ideas & Insights at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. […]

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Canadians need access to immigration and citizenship data. Through a new dashboard, the ICC and Andrew Griffith are making it more accessible to the public.

Labour shortages and processing backlogs have sparked lively debates about the impact of COVID-19 on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These debates also highlight the need for greater access to information. Through a collaboration with expert Andrew Griffith, the ICC is bringing monthly immigration and citizenship data to the public through a new dashboard.

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Meet Canoo Member Smeet Pandya

Spotlight on Canoo Members, sponsored by Canadian Western Bank     After getting his citizenship in 2019, Canoo member Smeet Pandya has embraced all that Canada has to offer, especially all the […]

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OPINION: Canadian soccer proves the power of citizenship

Our immigrant-rich men’s soccer team proves that when people feel an equal part of Canada, they will give their heart and soul to make it great.

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CITY TV: 3 in 10 young immigrants may leave Canada in 2 years

A recent online survey shows 30 per cent of young immigrants are likely to leave the country within the next two years.

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CBC News: How lack of affordability could scare new immigrants into moving away

How lack of affordability could scare new immigrants into moving away· Plans to leave· Cost of living will push immigrants to leave

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BC Sports Hall of Fame

Celebrating the stories of British Columbia’s best athletes and teams in a family friendly fun environment, this large sports museum is proud to house some “must see” exhibits.

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London Symphonia is a professional symphony orchestra committed to performing vibrant and bold musical experiences for London and the region.

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The Beaverbrook Art Gallery brings art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.