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Swearing-In Ceremony to Welcome New Canadians

October 24, 2013 7:06 AM | News

Canada FlagA group immigrants will be sworn in as Canadian citizens today at The Forks.

As part of Citizenship Week ceremonies taking place across the country October 21-27, the Children’s Museum will host the swearing-in at 1:30 p.m.

“Citizenship Week calls attention to the rights, privileges and responsibilities we have as citizens of this great country,” said Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander in a release. “Canadians understand that citizenship should not be simply a passport of convenience. Citizenship is a pledge of mutual responsibility and a shared commitment to values rooted in our history.”

About 4,400 people will take the Oath of Citizenship for the first time this week in 58 ceremonies nationwide.

This afternoon’s swearing in is open to the public.