The Canadian passport: Excellent value for money

The Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international travel. It is also one of the most secure and most respected travel documents in the world.

The Canadian passport: Excellent value for money

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Transcript: “The Canadian passport: Excellent value for money”

Video length: 1:57 minutes

The view through the display of a camera takes pictures of: The Eiffel Tower, The Statue of Liberty and a tropical beach. A female narrator appears in front of a backdrop of international flags flying against a blue sky.

Narrator: Hello!

It’s no accident that Canada is renowned for its integrity and has a sterling reputation the world over.

Canada has always maintained excellent relations with the international community.

And the Canadian passport is one of most secure and most respected at a time when security is a major concern for all nations.

Background changes to a busy airport terminal. A Canadian passport floats across the screen leaving a background of various international travel destinations.

Narrator: For a Canadian citizen, it’s the only proof of identity and nationality accepted all over the world.

Another important advantage is that it provides access to many different countries without having to apply for a travel visa.

A Canadian passport opened to page 2 with various sections being highlighted one at a time. First is the machine readable zone, next the holographic images and last the ghost photo.

Narrator: The Canadian passport has many security features:

  • a machine-readable zone that can be read at border checkpoints;
  • holographic images;
  • and even a ghost photo of the passport holder that appears under ultraviolet light.

In 2012, Canada will move to the next generation of passports.

A closed passport is shown. The microchip on the front of the passport glows.

Narrator: The electronic passport, or ePassport, will be even more secure than the current generation of passports. 

A graphic of a piggy bank with coins falling into it is shown to the right of the female narrator. The piggy bank is replaced by an illustration of a family.

Narrator: For what amounts to only a few dollars a month, your passport opens the door to the entire world.

Quite a bargain when you think about it.

Not to mention the special rate for children’s passports.

Background changes to a blue sky with a few clouds and the names of international travel destinations float around.

Narrator: When all is said and done, the Canadian passport is much more than just a travel document. It also offers the assurance of security, access and hospitality.

And above all, for a very reasonable price, it allows us, as Canadians, to visit countries all over the globe.

Backgrounds of international cityscapes and landmarks through a camera’s viewport.

Narrator: It also helps us get back home.

Photo of a Canadian passport.

Narrator: Bon voyage!

Background fades to black, the copyright message Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Passport Canada, 2011 is displayed and is then followed by the Canada wordmark.

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