Special Citizenship Ceremony at Pier 21 attended by Minister Mendicino


Today, many immigrants, including a well-known Antigonish business owner, realized their dreams of Canadian citizenship

January 15, 2020—Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fifty immigrants from 14 countries became Canadian citizens at a special ceremony held today at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, delivered the oath of citizenship and congratulated the new Canadians.

Among them was Tareq Hadhad, who was taking a well-earned break from his popular Peace by Chocolate business in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to fulfill his dream of becoming a Canadian citizen.

Like Mr. Hadhad, many immigrants have travelled from afar, endured hardships, and worked hard to come to Canada and to obtain Canadian citizenship.

Canada has always welcomed immigrants and helped them to settle, integrate and succeed. The success of our immigrants is our success as a strong, diverse and united country.

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