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Minister Fraser and Minister Gould to unveil all-new Canadian passport design

Minister Fraser and Minister Gould to unveil all-new Canadian passport design

Media advisory

Ottawa, May 9, 2023—The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, joined by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will unveil the new Canadian passport that has been redesigned from cover to cover with state-of-the-art security features. This passport redesign began in 2013 as a regular process to prevent counterfeiting by integrating new and more modern security features and design techniques. The Ministers will also be joined by Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Date: Wednesday May 10, 2023 
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET 

Ottawa International Airport
1000 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa ON K1V 9B4


Notes for media:

  • Media will have the opportunity to film b-roll and take photographs following the announcement.
  • Event will take place on Level 1 in Arrivals, between carousels 4 and 5.
  • Media attending the event in person are asked to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. ET.
  • Out-of-town journalists may join by dialling:
    • Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
    • Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
    • Participant passcode: 5865412#
  • The announcement will be available live on YouTube.


For more information (media only):

Bahoz Dara Aziz
Minister’s Office
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada  

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Link:, dated May 9, 2023 5:42 pm

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