The Regional Municipality Of York


Oh Canada! Welcoming new Canadians to York Region

York Region hosts special oath of citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians

Newmarket – There will be 40 new citizens waving their Canadians flags with pride this Canada Day following a special oath of citizenship ceremony hosted by The Regional Municipality of York.

Together with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, York Region will welcome recipients representing 16 different countries as they take the final step to becoming Canadian citizens.


Tuesday, June 18
10 a.m.
Great Hall, York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO
Presiding Judge Hardish Dhaliwal
Recipients taking the Oath of Citizenship

The Oath of Citizenship is a solemn declaration that citizenship recipients who have been granted citizenship must take, promising to obey Canadian laws while fulfilling their duties as Canadian citizens. The Oath of Citizenship is recited at a citizenship ceremony and the ceremony is the final legal step to becoming a Canadian citizen. Over the last 10 years, Canada has welcomed nearly 1.7 million new Canadians.

York Region is recognized as a diverse and growing community that welcomes newcomers. With one of the largest diverse immigrant populations in Canada, York Region residents speak over 120 different languages and come from more than 230 distinct ethnic backgrounds.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact:

Andrea Griepsma, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71233, Cell: 905-251-6413

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