Rights And Responsibilities Of Canadian Citizens

Once you obtain your Canadian citizenship, you will be entitled to all of the rights and freedoms afforded to Canadian citizens.

These rights include:

  • Legal rights

  • Equality rights

  • Mobility rights

  • Aboriginal Peoples' rights

  • The right to peaceful assembly

  • The right to vote

  • Freedom of thought

  • Freedom of speech

  • Freedom to practice religion


It is important to recognize that these rights and freedoms come with responsibility.

These responsibilities include:

  • To obey Canadian law

  • To express ones opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others

  • To help those in your community, for example, through volunteering

  • To take responsibility to protect our environment and preserve our heritage

  • To eliminate discrimination and injustice