Find a Citizenship Ceremony near you with new interactive map

Ottawa, June 25, 2013 — A new online interactive map will help  Canadians and permanent residents more easily find citizenship and  reaffirmation ceremonies being held on Canada Day in their area, Citizenship,   Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

“At over 33 citizenship ceremonies on Canada Day,  we will welcome new citizens and reflect on the many freedoms, rights and  responsibilities that we share,” said Citizenship, Immigration and  Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “This is also an ideal time for all Canadians  to reaffirm their citizenship as a sign of how much this country means to us.”

During the citizenship ceremony, permanent residents  take the oath of citizenship, receive their citizenship certificatescitizenship  certificate and are welcomed  into the Canadian family. A citizenship judge usually presides over the  ceremony and administers the oath of citizenship. All Canadians can participate  by repeating the oath of citizenship and reaffirming their commitment to  Canada.

The map is part of a growing suite of online Web tools  available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. All these  new tools are part of the government’s efforts to create a more responsive,  user-friendly and efficient citizenship process that benefits citizenship  applicants as well as Canadians alike.

Canadians can also post their thoughts, pictures and  videos to CIC’s Citizenship Facebook page and take to Twitter to show the world  how they intend to celebrate their citizenship on Canada Day across the country  or around the world.