By Sarah Klein
Thirty new Canadians were sworn in at the Manitoba legislature Wednesday morning during a citizenship ceremony.
Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Christine Melnick presided over the ceremony.
“We are delighted that you have chosen Manitoba as your new home,” Melnick said. “As new citizens, I encourage you to retain and share the traditions of your homelands, so our province can continue to thrive as the vibrant blend of heritages it is today.”
In 2011, 15,962 newcomers arrived to the province, the highest number of new Manitobans since the start of modern record keeping in 1946. Approximately 4,500 newcomers are sworn in as Canadian citizens in Manitoba each year.