Just passing this info on. I wish I would have known this before I applied for my sons and my passports a few weeks ago. I would have waited and gotten the 10 year passport…
[quote]Come Canada Day, Canadian travellers will have a more high-tech and high-priced passport.
Starting July 1, Canadians will receive a redesigned ePassport featuring several new security and anti-counterfeiting measures, including an electronic chip that stores the user’s personal information.
There’s also been an esthetic overhaul, as the new document features images of iconic Canadiana, including the RCMP, Terry Fox and the Vimy Ridge memorial. The watermarked images double as a security measure as well, making it more difficult to forge a passport.
Maybe of more interest to travellers is that the new 36-page passports also come with a heftier price tag
The price for a five-year passport will jump to $120 from $87. But 10-year passports will become available for the first time, with a $160 price tag.
Travellers are not required to replace their current passports. Older passports will remain valid until their stated expiry date, Passport Canada says.[/quote]