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Citizenship Regulations (SOR/93-246)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2018-12-05. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The ceremonial procedures to be followed by citizenship judges shall be appropriate to impress on new citizens the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a citizenship judge shall, during a ceremony held for the presentation of certificates of citizenship,

    • (a) emphasize the significance of the ceremony as a milestone in the lives of the new citizens;

    • (b) subject to subsection 22(1), administer the oath of citizenship with dignity and solemnity, allowing the greatest possible freedom in the religious solemnization or the solemn affirmation thereof;

    • (c) personally present certificates of citizenship, unless otherwise directed by the Minister; and

    • (d) promote good citizenship, including respect for the law, the exercise of the right to vote, participation in community affairs and intergroup understanding.

  • (2) Unless the Minister otherwise directs, a certificate of citizenship issued to a person who has been granted citizenship under subsection 5(l) of the Act shall be presented at a ceremony described in subsection (l).

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