Canadian citizenship is now 75 years old

Canada is a great nation that officially took shape on July 1, 1867. However, Canada maintained its close relationship and dependency on the United Kingdom at the time. Nonetheless, it gradually moved toward total independence. Consequently, as a newly sovereign nation, it eventually had to recognize its citizenship. January 1, 1947, marks the first-day Canadian citizenship became a reality. Therefore, we can now celebrate the 75th anniversary of Canadian citizenship in 2022.

Who is a Canadian citizen?

You could become a Canadian citizen by birth. Luckily, almost everyone who is born in Canada becomes a citizen by birth. However, other people may immigrate to Canada and apply for citizenship later. We call the immigration-citizenship process naturalization or grant of citizenship. Moreover, I have two different articles that explain these concepts:

What does Canadian citizenship mean?

As a Canadian citizen, you may enjoy many benefits, such as:

Of course, with great power comes great responsibility (no pun intended)! Therefore, as a Canadian citizen, you must consider the following:

  • Your commitment to take part in civil activities such as voting for the officials
  • A moral obligation in contributing to the Canadian economy and cultural fabric

Where does the news come from

I took the 75th-anniversary news from a media announcement by IRCC. Regardless, you can track the history of Canadian citizenship by referring to other sources.

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This article has been expertly crafted by Al Parsai, a distinguished Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice) hailing from vibrant Toronto, Canada. Al's academic achievements include an esteemed role as an adjunct professor at prestigious Queen's University Law School and Ashton College, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University. A respected member of CICC and CAPIC organizations, Al's insights are further enriched by his experience as the dynamic CEO of Parsai Immigration Services. Guiding thousands of applicants from over 55 countries through the immigration process since 2011, Al's articles offer a wealth of invaluable knowledge for readers.