On 1 April 2015, a total of 100 new nationals from 58 nations were taken a pledge in as new Canadians at a special sport themed citizenship ceremonial that started the 100-day countdown to TORONTO 2015 Pan & Parapan American Games.
The minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Chris Alexander, has personally invited the new nationals at the ceremony, which occurred at the YMCA facility at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village in Toronto.
During the ceremony, Chris Alexander, has highlighted the significance of sport in bringing all the different cultures of individuals together.
In the previous year, all over 3,121 Canada citizenship ceremonials were conducted, in which over 262,000 new nationals were greeted. This count is a highest count in the entire Canada’s history and the number is twice the number from 2013.
The minister, Chris Alexander also said that Canadians are glad about the role of sport in bringing all the individuals together and attaining unity in diversity. As the country is celebrating Canada’s Year of Sport, the government is excited to start 100-day countdown to Pan & Parapan American Games. Thus, the country is welcoming the new nationals of Canadian family.
He further added that on behalf of Canadian government, he would like to extend his warmest congratulations to 100 newest citizens of the country.