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Media Advisory - Special citizenship ceremony to be held at CIBC in Toronto as part of Canada 150

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Victor Dodig, CIBC President & CEO, will welcome 21 new citizens at a special citizenship ceremony hosted by CIBC in celebration of our nation's 150th birthday in 2017.

This is the first in a series of citizenship ceremonies across the country that CIBC is honoured to host in partnership with the IRCC in celebration of Canada's and the bank's shared 150th birthday this year.

Along with new Canadians receiving their citizenship, Canadians across the country are encouraged to reaffirm their citizenship and share what citizenship means to them on social media using #MyCitizenship and #StandForCanada.


Saturday, January 28, 2017


10:15 a.m. (local time)



Commerce Court West (Registration area - North West Linkway)

199 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario


Note for media: Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony.

Check out Canada 150 online for additional events being held across the country to celebrate Canada's landmark anniversary.


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For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650,; Olga Petrycki, CIBC Public Relations, 416-306-9760,