• Ministerial Introduction: Ministers Karina Gould and Sean Fraser present the latest Canadian passport technology.
  • Security Enhancement: The culmination of years of effort since 2013, the new passports focus on heightened security and anti-counterfeiting measures.

Cutting-edge Design and Security Measures

  • Innovative Design: The new passport incorporates state-of-the-art security features to protect Canadians’ identities.
  • Polycarbonate Data Page: Departure from traditional ink-based printing in favor of a polycarbonate data page.
  • Laser Engraving: Personal information laser engraved for durability and anti-counterfeiting.
  • Enhanced Protection: Design includes see-through glass, dynamic laser image, and temperature-sensitive ink.

Artistic Representation and Collaborative Process

  • Showcasing Heritage: The minister highlights how the passport design reflects Canada’s natural heritage.
  • Meticulous Collaboration: Design development involved diverse stakeholders, ensuring robust security.
  • Periodic Aesthetic Renewal: Minister Fraser explains the role of periodic passport design updates in enhancing security.

Smooth Transition and Validity Assurance

  • Transitional Phase: Minister Gould notes continued issuance of older-style passports during summer.
  • Validity and Security: Assurances that these older passports remain valid and secure for use.

Application Process: Comprehensive Guide

  • Step-by-Step Guide: Applying for the new Canadian passport involves a comprehensive process.
  • Documentary Requirements: Birth/citizenship certificate, existing passport/travel document, proof-of-identity photocopy, and identical passport photos.
  • Language Guidelines: Submissions must be in English or French; translations required for non-English materials.
  • Reference Requirement: Two non-family references needed, with a minimum of two years’ acquaintance.

Elevating Passport Security: 

  • Nationwide Commitment: Minister’s collaboration underscores Canada’s dedication to enhancing identity protection and international travel security.