Thirty new Canadians were sworn in as citizens Wednesday during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
Each new Canadian swore an oath of citizenship and received a recognition certificate, and together sang O Canada, led by the Sister MacNamara School Choir.
“Population growth through immigration helps sustain economic growth in our province, as newcomers make up a significant portion of Manitoba’s labour force,” said Multiculturalism and Literacy Minister Flor Marcelino.
The province saw 13,100 newcomers arrive in the province in 2013. Each year, approximately 4,500 newcomers are sworn in as Canadian citizens in Manitoba.