Celebrate new Canadians
on the day they
become citizens


at a special citizenship ceremony presented by the University of Victoria, Victoria Forum, and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Farquhar Auditorium

Doors open: 10:00-10:15am Citizenship ceremony: 10:15-11:15am


Cheer for fellow Vancouver Islanders as they take the oath of citizenship, a major transformative milestone and often one of the happiest days of their lives. Canada is one of only a few countries that have public citizenship ceremonies, and celebrating new citizens and their stories offers a unique opportunity for all of us to reflect on the rights, duties, and privileges of Canadian citizenship. After the citizenship ceremony, you will have a chance to congratulate the new citizens and their families during an informal reception in the Farquhar Auditorium lobby.