The Canadian Citizenship Ceremony is a special event in which you will become a full-fledged Canadian citizen.

Applicants who successfully complete the citizenship test and interview will be invited to a citizenship ceremony. All applicants are required to sing the Canadian national anthem and say the Oath of Citizenship to Canada in either English or French before a judge. Once complete, they will be granted their Canadian citizenship.

Canada's Oath of Citizenship

English: I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.

French: Je jure (ou j’affirme solennellement) que je serai fidèle et porterai sincère allégeance à Sa Majesté la Reine Elizabeth Deux, Reine du Canada, à ses héritiers et successeurs, que j’observerai fidèlement les lois du Canada et que je remplirai loyalement mes obligations de citoyen canadien.

Canada's National Anthem

English:

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love

in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts

we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free! From far and wide,

O Canada,

we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land

glorious and free!

O Canada,

we stand on guard for thee. O Canada,

we stand on guard for thee.

French:

O Canada!

Terre de nos aïeux,

Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux. Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,

Il sait porter la croix. Ton histoire est une épopée,

Des plus brillants exploits. Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits. Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Learn more about the Rights And Responsibilities Of Canadian Citizens.

Contact us with any question concerning Canadian citizenship requirements and applications.

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