加拿大护照是您加拿大公民身份的国际公认证据，并提供最佳的照片身份证明。 如果您在加拿大境外旅行，加拿大联邦政府外交部建议您携带有效期至少超过预期返回日期六个月的护照。 包括新生儿在内的儿童不能在父母的护照上列出，并且必须拥有自己的加拿大护照。 必须为每个孩子提交单独的护照申请。 标准成人护照有效期为5年，3至15岁儿童的护照有效.3岁以下儿童，护照最长有效期为3年。 由于护照申请在高峰时段需要更长时间处理，加拿大护照管理局建议您在6月至11月的非高峰季节申请护照。
Canadian passports are internationally recognized evidence of your Canadian citizenship and provide the best photo identification. If you are traveling outside of Canada, the Canadian Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that you bring a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the expected return date. Children, including newborns, cannot be listed on their parents’ passports and must have their own Canadian passport. A separate passport application must be submitted for each child. The standard adult passport is valid for 5 years, and the passport for children between 3 and 15 years old is valid. For children under 3 years of age, the passport is valid for a maximum of 3 years. Since passport applications require longer processing during peak hours, the Canadian Passport Authority recommends that you apply for a passport during the off-peak season from June to November.