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Processing times in Canadian passport offices have returned to pre-pandemic levels

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould has proudly announced that the backlog with passport processing has been nearly cleared, as 98 percent of the application backlog has been processed. Subsequently, turnaround times in all passport offices are back to their normal pre-pandemic levels. According to a press release from Gould’s office, Service Canada has already issued more than two million passports since April 2022 - with an estimated additional one and a half million expected to be released by the end of this fiscal year.




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