April 9, 2013 — On February 1, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada stopped producing the plastic wallet sized citizenship certificate and commemorative document. These documents were replaced with a letter sized citizenship certificate. On April 15, 2013, a new version of the current citizenship certificate was introduced. The paper has been changed and is now less translucent than the previous version. In addition, the fleur-de-lis design has been enlarged. No other changes were made to the back of the document.
The pre-March 31st version of the citizenship certificate will continue to be distributed to new Canadian citizens and individuals applying for a proof of citizenship until the stock is depleted. In addition, previous versions of the citizenship certificate will remain valid.