After school caretaker Julio Parra received his Canadian citizenship, he was expecting a quiet return to work. But he was met by students and staff from Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School, decked out in red and white, holding Canadian flags, in front of a large hand-made banner reading, "So now you're a Canadian, eh!" After living in Canada for 15 years, Parra's citizenship was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parra, who is originally from Colombia, said he is very happy to officially become a Canadian citizen, describing the country as nice, secure and full of opportunities.

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