Statement by Minister Gould on Passport Services

Date Announced:

June 13, 2022


“Over the past several weeks, officials have taken action to help deliver passports more quickly. In every corner of the country, Service Canada Centre employees are working overtime and on weekends. In many locations, Service Canada has also adapted hours of service for clients who cannot be accommodated during regular hours.

“In addition, Service Canada is continuing to hire and train more staff. Already, Service Canada has hired approximately 600 new employees this year, and will continue to hire up to 600 additional employees, along with continued internal reassignment of staff to work on delivery of passport services.

Departments and Agencies:

Economic and Social Development Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



passport services

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