19 October 2010

Canadian Citizenship celebrated this week

Hundreds of people across the country will become Canadian citizens and many more will reaffirm their commitment to Canada through ceremonies across the country as part of Canadian Citizenship Week 2010.

Canadian Visa

The guide by Canadian Immigration, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, has proven popular.

“This is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about Canadian political institutions and history,” said Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

The week commenced with the launch of a social media campaign, with Canadians invited to Join the Conversation on Facebook and Twitter and talk about the meaning and importance of citizenship to them.

Understanding the importance of Canadian citizenship has been demonstrated through the popularity of the citizenship study guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. 

The guide is popular not just among immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship, but also among established Canadian citizens. Since its release last year, more than 300,000 printed copies of Discover Canada have been distributed and many more thousand electronic and audio copies have been downloaded.

In 2009, more than 156,000 migrants became citizens and embraced Canadian values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people make their Canada Visa application to the Canada Embassy.   

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