Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls' education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt, will be made an honorary Canadian citizen.
A senior government source confirms that Wednesday's throne speech will confer the honour on the 16-year-old international figure.
Yousafzai was shot in the head in her native Pakistan by the Taliban in October, 2012 while she was on a bus going home from school.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Yousafzai in New York on Sept. 26 where she discussed her efforts to promote education for women and girls. Harper also invited her to visit Canada.
Yousafzai, who now lives in England with her family, was the youngest ever nominee last week for the Nobel Peace Prize, which was won by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Her memoir, ''I am Malala'' was published last week.
Yousafzai will become only the sixth international figure to receive honorary Canadian citizenship. The honour was previously bestowed on Nelson Mandela, Raoul Wallenberg, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Aga Khan.
Meantime, Industry Minister James Moore says the Harper government's throne speech today will outline plans to mandate an unbundling of TV offerings.
The Conservatives are expected to instruct Canada's broadcast regulator to require that cable and satellite TV service providers offer a form of a-la-carte pricing. Industry watchers say the move will be ``evolutionary'' for Canada's broadcast sector, but content producers are worried.
Michael Hennessy, president and CEO of the Canadian Media Production Association, says some channels rarely watched by viewers will certainly disappear as a pick-and-pay system comes into place, but that could take months or even years.
As well, observers say consumers may not benefit from lower prices because service providers could raise prices for on-demand programming if they see revenues decline, or begin to charge more for individual channels in markets where there is little competition.