July 6, 2022

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Travel Plan | Reflexes are gone with the epidemic

Travel Plan |  Reflexes are gone with the epidemic

“People have been going abroad for two years and they have lost the habit. Not so much that they decide to leave at the last minute, they forget to check their passport expiration date. ⁇

Posted at 6:00 p.m.

Louis Ledak

Louis Ledak

Martin Fanef, owner of Le Fabourg’s agency for vacancies in Boise Bryand, says much of his job these days is to “reassure and comfort clients.”

Who is the Legion. Because finding a plane before the epidemic, a rental car and everything else can be very complicated. MMe So Fanef said he had a lot of new customers, who used to shop by themselves for their visit before the epidemic, and now it’s easy to hand it over to a specialist.

Naturally, his first question was whether people had valid passports.

“However, again last week, I had customers who checked in three days before departure and were no longer surprised by the unpleasant surprise of finding themselves in front of an invalid passport. ⁇

MMe Faneef said all of his clients – even at the last minute – were finally able to get their passports in a timely manner.

Growing demand

From 1er From April 2020 to March 31, 2021 Service Canada reportedly issued 363,000 passports. From 1er From April 2021 to March 31, 2022, this number increased to 1,273,000 passports, of which more than 960,000 passports were issued between 1er September 2021 and March 31, 2022. From 1er More than 360,000 passports were issued from April 2022 to May 16, 2022. There are a total of 3.6 million to 4.3 million passport applications for 2022-2023.

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A total of 600 additional employees were hired to meet the demand.

Earlier this week, Federal Secretary of State Kareena Gould admitted that she would like to plan better for Ottawa’s recovery, but that the size of the demand came as a surprise.

The federal government now recommends that people submit their application 45 to 50 days in advance.

“Staff at Service Canada centers across the country are prioritizing and striving to obtain their passports before the departure date, despite a significant increase in the number of applications,” said Mary Terrian, of the Office of Job Media Relations, and Social Development Canada, via email.