few last words
hope this guide has given you some understanding of what it means to
live in Canada. We've tried to combine practical information with an
idea of the values and beliefs which keep us together as Canadians,
and as a country. As you journey towards Canadian citizenship, we
sincerely hope this information helps you feel at home, feel that
special sense of belonging. We are a nation of newcomers, and we
welcome you to our family.
become a Canadian citizen and feel proud, happy and lucky. I was
so grateful to Canada. I had missed my childhood and now was
starting another period of my life. I think every Canadian should
be proud. Even if I am a different colour, I have my rights. I am
Som, Survivor, Cambodian "killing fields."
me, Canada is a unique combination of many things and many people
from many places. It's a creation that the world -- and we --
should cherish and nourish.
Radchuk, originally from Ukraine.
never forget the immigration officer I met at Dorval. He had an
enormous, long ginger handlebar moustache that looked like a
flaming sword. This man turned to me and spontaneously said,
'Welcome to Canada.' I was so touched that he knew I needed some
reassurance and that he would understand my feeling of
de Santana, originally from Kenya.
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