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71 Saskatoon immigrants become new citizens on Canada Day

Canada Day holds special meaning for 71 Saskatoon immigrants as they become new Canadian citizens. Neil Fisher / Global News

SASKATOON – Canada Day holds a new meaning for 71 immigrants in Saskatoon. The group pledged their allegiance to the country Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Western Development Museum.

The group recited the citizenship oath and officially became Canadians in front of friends and family members.

One of those was Jenna Saylor, who moved here from Texas nine years ago seeking a better life. Saylor said her new citizenship helps make her dream a reality.

“To me, it means the right to finally be able to vote, to volunteer my time to the community, and to make a difference for others,” said Saylor.

READ MORE: Global News welcomes 29 new Canadians at citizenship ceremony July 1

To prepare for the ceremony, the 71 immigrants had to pass language, residency and Canadian knowledge tests.

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Wendy Winiewski contributed to this story

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