IRCC Minister Transition Binder 2019: Canada’s Passport Program


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Government of Canada Delivery Partners

There are multiple Government of Canada departments involved in the delivery of the Passport Program:

Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

The Minister of Public Safety

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

How Does a Canadian Obtain a Passport?

Regular (Blue Passports)

Special Passports (Green Passports)

Diplomatic Passports (Red Passports)

Other Travel Documents

IRCC also issues travel documents for certain newcomers:

Service Delivery Network

In Canada, Service Canada processes the bulk of passports:

Abroad, Global Affairs Canada processes the bulk of passports (221 missions in 145 countries):

One IRCC office provides official travel (green and red) passports, certificates of identity and refugee travel documents.

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The extensive domestic network has enabled the Program to deliver a high level of service to Canadians:

Passport Operations

Actions to modernize the Passport Program include:

Key Takeaways

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