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Know Canada Passport Offices Latest Wait Time As Of Jul 27

Canadian passport wait times have been unacceptable post-pandemic. Canadians have to line up real early in the morning to wait for their turns. Furthermore, spots at busy passport offices are being sold for anywhere between $50-80.

On July 25, 2022, below mentioned 5 additional locations were opened for Canadians to pick up their passports. The only location in Canada that does not offer pickup service is Hamilton East passport office.

As per July 25 press release, Service Canada has issued 605,440 passports since April 1, 2022. They also provided below statistics for the week of July 11 to 17

  1. Service Canada issued 48,481 passports.
  2. Staff worked 7,076 hours of overtime.
  3. The average call centre wait time was 56 minutes.

In an effort to what applicants should expect at passport offices, Feds are now updating the wait times online 3 times a day (9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m local times). Below is the list of Canada passport offices with latest wait times as of today (July 27, 2022) at 1:30 pm EST.

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Passport Office LocationWait Time
Vancouver, British Columbia
757 Hastings Street West, Office 125
4 hours
Ottawa, Ontario
885 Meadowlands Drive East, Suite 115
3 hours, 45 minutes
Brampton, Ontario
40 Gillingham Drive, Suite 401
1 hour
London, Ontario
301 Oxford Street West, Suite 76
4 hours
Winnipeg, Manitoba
433 Main Street, Suite 400
0 minutes
Saint-Laurent, Quebec
2089 Marcel-Laurin Boulevard, Suite 100
2 hours, 15 minutes
Toronto, Ontario
74 Victoria Street, Suite 300
3 hours 15 minutes
Mississauga, Ontario
377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Main Floor, Suite 22
4 hours
Whitby, Ontario
1615 Dundas Street East, Suite 6
3 hours, 45 minutes
Kitchener, Ontario
40 Weber Street East, Mezzanine Level
1 hour, 15 minutes
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Passport Office LocationWait Time
Richmond, British Columbia
5611 Cooney Road, Suite 310
3 hours, 45 minutes
Chicoutimi, Quebec
98 Racine Street East
2 hours
Hamilton Ontario
1565 Upper James Street, Unit 3-1
2 hours
St. Catharines, Ontario
221 Glendale Avenue, Suite 604
3 hours, 45 minutes
Calgary, Alberta
220 4th Avenue South East, Suite 150
4 hours
Montréal, Quebec
200 René-Lévesque Boulevard W., Suite 103, West Tower
2 hours
Laval, Quebec
2214 Autoroute Chomedey, #20
2 hour 15 minutes
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
6815 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite C-022A
3 hours
North York, Ontario
4900 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 380
4 hours
Edmonton, Alberta
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 126
5 hours
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Passport Office LocationWait Time
Surrey, British Columbia
1109 Central City, 10153 King George Boulevard
5 hours
Hamilton, Ontario
700 Queenston Road
2 hours
Scarborough, Ontario
200 Town Centre Court, Suite 210
3 hours, 30 minutes
Québec, Quebec
2640 Laurier Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
1 hour 15 minutes
Halifax, Nova Scotia
1800 Argyle Street
1 hour, 30 minutes
Windsor, Ontario
100 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 503
1 hour
Regina, Saskatchewan
1783 Hamilton Street
45 minutes
Calgary, Alberta
120 – 23 Sunpark Drive SE
1 hour 30 minutes
Kelowna, British Columbia
471 Queensway, Suite 106
2 hours
Victoria, British Columbia
1150 Douglas Street, Suite 450
1 hour 15 minutes
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Passport Office LocationWait Time
Thunder Bay, Ontario
979 Alloy Drive, 2nd Floor
0 minutes
Fredericton, New Brunswick
1133 Regent Street, suite 200
2 hours
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
100 Hebron Way
1 hour 15 minutes
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2325 Preston Ave South, Unit 120
1 hour
Gatineau, Quebec
210 Champlain
3 hours, 30 minutes