New Canadians recently took the oath of citizenship as part of Canada Day festivities. Canadian Visa Professionals could confirm that not less than 27 new Canadians were sworn in during the Canada Day ceremony in Portage la Prairie and another 47 new Canadians at the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park.
The ceremonies featured a cross-section of happy individuals who were delighted to adopt Canada as their new country.
Other dignitaries, including Premier Heather Stefanson, local MP Marty Morantz, Mayor Scott Gillingham and Elder Dr. Winston Wuttunee, were also in attendance.
Heather Stefanson said, “This is one of the most exciting ceremonies I think I’ve ever been to because of how happy one is to become a Canadian citizen. The feeling to identify with our freedom and democracy is incredible. Congratulations on becoming a part of our beautiful country.”
Canadian Visa Professionals describes the excitement of a new Canadian
Muhammed Rahman and his family came to Canada from Bangladesh in 2018. During the last Canada Day celebration, he became a Canadian citizen with his wife and two sons.
Rahman said, “We are proud to become Canadian citizens today. The first time we applied to Canada was in 2014, but our application didn’t succeed until 2018.”
“When we got the email from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we were surprised and excited. Becoming a Canadian citizen is a long process, and today, we are lucky and very happy for this special day,” he concluded.