Canada’s Immigration Minister celebrates Citizenship Week

On May 13, 2024, Canada’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller marked the start of Citizenship Week. This week invites reflection on Canadian identity, diversity, rights, and responsibilities, including the significance of Indigenous Peoples’ history and role. The minister will attend citizenship ceremonies nationwide, welcoming new citizens and visiting organizations that assist newcomers. Between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, Canada welcomed 393,500 new citizens, with citizenship applications now processed faster. The immigration minister invited everyone to celebrate citizenship by reflecting on what it means and getting involved in their communities.