Passport services are now being offered at 300 Service Canada locations, including in Williams Lake, Quesnel, Vanderhoof and Prince Rupert. Angie Mindus photo

Passport services expanded to 300 locations across Canada

At Service Canada outlets officers can review applications, validate supporting documents, collect fees and forward applications

Passport services are now available at 300 Service Canada Centres across Canada, including Williams Lake, Quesnel, Vanderhoof and Prince Rupert.

At Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, while announcing the expanded service on Monday said that since 2017, passport points of service have doubled from 151 to more than 300 by using Service Canada’s nationwide service delivery network.

“This expansion provides more access to passport services in rural and remote areas—no matter where Canadians live. Canadians have more options available when applying for or renewing 5-year and 10-year passports and child passports.”

Officers at Service Canada Centres will review passport applications for completeness, validate original supporting documents and return them on-site to applicants, collect the service fee and forward application packages for processing.

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As of May 1, 2018, approximately 64.5 percent of Canadian adults held a valid Canadian passport.

In 2017–18, Canada issued more than 4.8 million passports, which translates into more than 19,000 passports issued daily.

The expansion of passport services means that more than 97 per cent of Canadians now have access to passport services within 100 km of their home.

For fiscal year 2017-18, Service Canada met passport service standards 99.66 percent of the time, with the target being 90 percent.



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