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2023 Canada Citizenship Week

13,500 New Canadian Citizens Took Oath In Citizenship Week

Last Updated On 30 May 2023, 10:02 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

Canada welcomed over 13,500 new Canadian citizens during the citizenship week of 2023 in 105 citizenship ceremonies.

To put in perspective, this was almost double the annual average for the number of new Canadians welcomed each week.

Most of the Canada aspirants entering as international students, foreign workers, or permanent residents eagerly wait for the day to be entitled as Canadian citizen.

Around 84,720 immigrants became new Canadian citizens from 212 different countries in the first three months of 2023, according to the most recent numbers released by IRCC in May 2023

Country of BirthNumber of New Canadian Citizens
Q1 2023 (January – March)
People’s Republic of China2,572
United States of America2,043
United Kingdom and Colonies1,521
Click here for full list of country-wise new Canadian citizens

In 2022, Canada welcomed a record-breaking amount of 373,000 new citizens into the country.

At ceremonies in Halifax and Vancouver, Minister Fraser greeted new citizens and spoke about Canada’s history of helping those in need and the obligations that come with becoming a Canadian.

Beating pre-COVID levels, approximately 30,000 persons a month took the Oath of Citizenship between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

Since the new online testing platform went live on November 26, 2020, almost 546,000 individuals have used it to take their citizenship exams as of March 31, 2023.

IRCC is now able to send over 5,000 invitations for test takers every week.

Canada Welcomes 13,500 New Canadians In Citizenship Week

Canada has established a record goal of welcome approximately 1.5 million new permanent residents by 2025.

New Oath of Citizenship Introduced In 2023

The new Canadian citizenship oath now vows to His Majesty, King Charles III, who is now Canada’s third monarch.

Additionally, the oath has been updated to incorporate acknowledgement and affirmation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ Aboriginal and treaty rights.

What Canadian Citizenship eligibility?

You need to be a permanent resident who has resided in Canada for at least 3 out of the past 5 years (1,095 days) and has filed your taxes, in order to be eligible to apply for citizenship in Canada.

In addition, you need to meet the language requirements for the citizenship test, if your age is less than 54.

How much is processing time for Canadian citizenship?

IRCC is currently taking an average of 21 months to process most (80%) of the citizenship applications in last 6 months, as per latest official update.

How much is fee for Canadian citizenship?

$630 is the Canadian citizenship application fee for an adult (18 or older) and $100 for minor (under 18).


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