Our Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies reflect on what it means to be Canadian and the value of active citizenship and inclusion. Hosted across the country, ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies celebrate the plethora of cultures and languages that constitute Canada.
new Canadians sworn in
We acknowledge the history of colonization in Canada, including the ways in which colonial systems and intergenerational trauma continue to impact Indigenous peoples today. We commit to working towards reconciliation and to building better relationships in the future.
Canadian Citizenship Week concludes in Nation’s Capital
The National Gallery of Canada opened its doors to new Canadians on May 26, 2023 for an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony. While candidates received their Canadian citizenship, they could see Parliament Hill through the grand windows in the Gallery.
Pier 21 in Halifax Holds Citizenship Ceremony
Sharing stories of immigration across Canada, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 sets an empowering backdrop for one of ICC’s Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony. On May 30, 2023, we were able to host roundtable discussions, have special guests perform and speak – all in celebration of the new citizens.
New Citizens in Winnipeg Connect with Performers
New Citizens were able to celebrate their Canadian citizenship surrounded by the unique aircraft on display at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. On May 26, 2023, ICC continued Citizenship Week as we hosted an incredible ceremony filled with love, joy and excitement.
Toronto Newcomer Day Hosts Citizenship Ceremony
Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event that celebrates the diverse communities in Toronto. There is no better day to hold an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony than alongside this event at Toronto City Hall.
Citizenship Week Begins with Saskatoon Citizenship Ceremony
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada welcomed candidates on May 24, 2023 for an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Presiding Official Dr. Bill Waiser administered the oath of citizenship and celebrated 40 individuals from 6 countries as Canadian citizens.
New Citizens Celebrate Personal Journeys in Calgary
As we celebrate the incredible contributions made by Canadians of Asian heritage throughout the month of May, there is no better place to host an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony than at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre in Alberta. On May 16, 2023, ICC welcomed new citizens and their guests into a beautiful space that fosters multiculturalism.
Edmonton Ceremony Lifts Up New Citizens
On May 11, 2023, ICC celebrated National Nursing Week! Nurses hold courage and commitment in their hearts. This is a quality they share with many people working towards Canadian citizenship. ICC celebrated these courageous individuals becoming Canadians at the Foundry Room in Edmonton, Alberta on this day in an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony.
New Citizens in Montreal Join the Collective Canadian Story
The National Film Board of Canada stood as the venue for ICC’s latest Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony. On May 4, 2023, new Canadians took the oath of citizenship in a space that values storytelling.
Commissioner Margaret Thom Speaks at Citizenship Ceremony
This ceremony had an esteemed selection of special guests including, Commissioner Margaret Thom. Commissioner Thom spoke on the impact of Indigenous culture has in Canada after leading everyone present in the taking of the oath of citizenship.
“What I like about ICC Ceremonies… is being able to hear stories of people’s perseverance, their reasons for coming to Canada, what they appreciate about Canada and what they’ve learned since they’ve been here, and how they’ve been able to contribute to Canada. It sets a really beautiful tone for what it means to be Canadian.”
Crislyne | Vocalist
Crislyne is a born and raised Calgarian whose parents immigrated to Canada from the Philippines and Vietnam. The Canadian vocalist is the current 2022 Best Vocalist WInner of the Intercontinental Musica Awards. She has captivated listeners, having shared stages with seasoned professional musicians all across Canada and Europe.Website
Sukruti Tirupattur | Bharatanatyam Performer, Teacher and Yoga Instructor
Sukruti Tirupattur is a Bharatanatyam performer, teacher and a Yoga instructor from Bengaluru, India. She moved to Toronto in 2019 to further her career. She is a Bharatanatyam instructor at Citadel + Compagnie and an Associate Artist at Nova Dance.Instagram
Wilber Huang | Consultant and Senior Software Engineer
Wilber Huang was born in the city of Nanjing, China. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and became a Canadian citizen in 2005. Mr. Huang also has actively volunteered for the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia and the local community. In 2014, he received the Halifax Regional Municipality and Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Award in recognition of his dedicated service.
This program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Conferring citizenship is the sole purview of the Government of Canada through the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Contact IRCC for any questions about the citizenship or immigration process.
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