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11 July 2013

Canada’s 10-year ePassport rolls off the press

Canada’s new 10-year ePassport is now available to citizens.

"The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians," says Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. The Canadian passport is not only a privilege of citizenship, but a reflection of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship."

The new ePassport features iconic images that celebrate Canada’s history and culture, such as: Robert Harris’s painting of the Fathers of Confederation; a depiction of the last spike completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885; and a picture of Pier 21 in Halifax - one of the most significant ports of entry for newly-arrived immigrants between 1928 and 1971, and now a National Historic Site.

The government says that at C$160, a 10-year passport provides better value for money for Canadians, as it costs less per year than the previous cost of a five-year passport. It also means that Canadians will not have to renew their passports as frequently.

Canadian citizens can access passport services through the country’s 144 Service Canada Centres, 56 Canada Post intake locations and 34 passport offices.  


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