IRCC Marks Citizenship Week

Citizenship Week is being celebrated across Canada from October 9 to 15, 2017.

As we continue to mark Canada 150 by celebrating our citizenship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invites you to be part of making Citizenship Week even bigger this year by reflecting on what it means to be a Canadian.  “This is a great time to reflect on what it means to be a Canadian and to be part of the Canadian family,” Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen

This year’s Citizenship Week is particularly special as we are also celebrating recent changes to the Citizenship Act that make acquiring citizenship more flexible and accessible, help strengthen diversity and promote greater attachment to Canada.

There are many ways you can celebrate Citizenship Week this year. Share stories of your citizenship journey and photos or video of your citizenship ceremony with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CitizenshipWeek. Your photos, videos and stories will help others join in the conversation.

Keep an eye out on social media for video testimonials from well-known Canadians sharing what being Canadian means to them.  2017 is the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship.

Everyone is also invited to attend one of the many citizenship ceremonies where you can reaffirm your citizenship in celebration of Canada 150 and Citizenship Week. Details of ceremonies in your area can be found at