Canadian citizenship granted to new Canadians
Canada, 16th April: Oath of Canada citizenship was administered to nearly 51 new Canadians in a special function held in Ottawa, Canada earlier during the week.
The special event was organized at the Canada Science and Technology Museum and was attended by Canadian immigration officials and various government officers.
Among those attending the Canada citizenship ceremony included former minister of employment and immigration, Flora MacDonald and Royal Galipeau, a MP(Member of Parliament) for Ottawa-Orleans who attended the function on behalf of Jason Kenney, Canadian Immigration minister.
Canada citizenship ceremony was part of the 4-H Council’s seminar “Adventures in Citizenship” held annually. The ceremony promotes rights and duties in becoming Canadian citizens. Citizenship ceremony also awarded 72 reaffirmation certificates to various members of the Canadian 4-H Council. A new page of the story of Canada is written every time Canada citizenship is awarded to any immigrant in Canada.
MP Galipeau said that nearly 170,000 people from various nations of the world become Canadian citizens every year. Canada citizenship ceremony is the final step giving a legal status to immigrants in Canada.
For getting Canada citizenship, immigrants must have lived in Canada for a minimum period of three years out of the last four years. Immigrants in the age group between 18 and 54 years need to have written Canada citizenship test.
Being a multicultural and diverse country, Canada feels pride in welcoming new Canada citizens who make positive and significant contributions to the economy of Canada to help make it a strong and global force to reckon with.
Canada immigration department is involved in launching several successful programs to facilitate new immigrants settle in Canada. This includes helping the new immigrants find jobs in their chosen field in Canada by providing them with requisite skills and language training. New immigrants are also given all the help needed in finding suitable homes for living in Canada.