News release

Find a citizenship ceremony near you – and welcome one of our new citizenship judges

June 25, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Join Canada’s newest Canadians at one of 46 Canada Day citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada this July 1. Check out Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s online Find a Citizenship Ceremony Near You page.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, the Old Port of Montréal, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Riding Mountain National Park near Brandon, Manitoba, and Canada Place in Vancouver are just a few of the many locations hosting special citizenship ceremonies this Canada Day.

Several of the ceremonies on Canada Day will be the first to be presided over by our newly appointed citizenship judges. These 10 highly qualified individuals were recently selected as citizenship judges for their embodiment of civic values and their inspirational contributions to their communities and to Canada.


“Each year on Canada Day, thousands of immigrants across Canada join together by becoming Canada’s newest citizens. I invite you to come celebrate being and becoming Canadian by witnessing one of these emotional celebrations and then to join us in welcoming our newest citizens this Canada Day.

“I would also like to welcome our new citizenship judges, most of whom will be presiding over their first citizenship ceremonies on Canada Day. Each judge brings an impressive set of skills and experience”.

 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Quick facts

  • Citizenship ceremonies are the end of a long process of immigration, settlement and integration for a newcomer to Canada. Ceremonies are a moving and emotional celebration. Taking the Oath of Citizenship is also a necessary legal step to citizenship.

  • Canada’s identity has been largely shaped by the significant cultural and economic contributions of immigrants. In Canada, diversity is our strength. Over the last 10 years, Canada has welcomed nearly 1,700,000 new Canadians.

  • Those attending a ceremony will have the opportunity to reaffirm their own citizenship.