The SOICS (South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services), in association with Canada Citizenship and Immigration, will host its first Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at the Cleland Community Theatre.
A total of 60 candidates will take the pledge of Citizenship and acquire a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship in the presence of their family members and friends.
A citizenship ceremony is the last step for Canada permanent resident in the procedure of becoming a Canadian national.
Following the successful completion of written test or oral hearing as well as other standard eligibility requirements of Canadian citizenship by permanent resident, the citizenship ceremony takes place.
After becoming Canadian national, individuals can apply for passport and become eligible to take part in voting.
South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services is a one stop destination that operates together with immigrants in order to assist them in getting settled, finding careers as well as learn all they require to know regarding starting their new lives in the country.
The Citizenship ceremonial begins at 10:15 a.m. and will remain open to public.