Search on Narcity

passport renewal canada

If you have travel plans and want to skip the excruciatingly long lines at passport offices, then there's some good news! Ontarians can now pick up their passports from two new locations in the Greater Toronto Area as of Monday.

To "help improve that service experience," the Government of Canada announced the opening of two offices located in Whitby at 1615 Dundas Street East and in Brampton at 40 Gillingham Drive.

Keep reading... Show less

Hundreds of thousands of people have recently experienced long wait times for Canadian passport applications and renewals, but getting a refund for delayed services is a little complicated.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), as many as 283,200 Canadians have recently faced delays when it comes to passport services between April 2021 and 2022.

Keep reading... Show less

Good morning — Andrew from Narcity here! ☕

Since our last edition of the Canada Morning Brief, Hank Scorpio-wannabe Elon Musk pulled out from his massive bid to buy Twitter, leading everyone to make the exact same somewhat vulgar and overwhelmingly obvious joke about the father of (at least) nine.

Keep reading... Show less

The federal government is introducing measures to help improve wait times for Canadian passports, and there's a timeline for when the backlog will "drop significantly."

In a statement issued by Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould on July 7 about Canada's passport delays, she said the situation is "unacceptable," and Canadians should get new or renewed passports "in a timely manner."

Keep reading... Show less

The federal government has announced it will be implementing a triage system to alleviate "unacceptable" lineups, wait times and uncertainties around getting or renewing Canadian passports.

On June 23, Karina Gould, the minister of families, children and social development noted that she is "deeply concerned about the delivery of passport services to Canadians" and that improving it is a top government priority.

Keep reading... Show less