Canada marks International Human Rights Day with citizenship for newcomers

Canada marks International Human Rights Day with citizenship for newcomers

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Canada welcomed 25 newcomers at a special virtual citizenship -Screen Shot 2021-12-10 Zoom Webinar

Canada welcomed 25 newcomers at a special virtual citizenship ceremony  to mark the International Human Rights Day.

Canada launched the Human Rights Defenders immigration stream earlier this year. Canada is one of the few countries with a dedicated immigration program for those who protect and promote human rights, including journalists, activists and many others.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sends message via video. “Congratulations and welcome home,” said the prime minister.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sends message via video.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sends message via video. Screenshot of Zoom Webinar

Judge Rania Sfeir, Citizenship Judge said becoming a citizen carries responsibilities. The new Canadians are advised of their responsibility to obey the laws, participate in the democratic process including running for office and voting.

Judge Rania Sfeir, Citizenship Judge - Screen Shot Zoom Webinar
Judge Rania Sfeir, Citizenship Judge – Screen Shot Zoom Webinar

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship performed his first citizenship ceremony during the virtual event.

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship performed his first citizenship ceremony during the virtual event - Screen Shot 2021-12-10 Zoom Webinar
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship performed his first citizenship ceremony during the virtual event – Screen Shot 2021-12-10 Zoom Webinar

“It is time to celebrate the importance of human rights,” he said.

Canada marks International Human Rights Day with citizenship for newcomers
Canada marks International Human Rights Day with citizenship for newcomers

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