Dual citizenship: Canadians must now have a valid Canadian passport for air travel into Canada

The Government of Canada is implementing a new electronic system to assist airlines in verifying that all travellers have the appropriate documents to travel to or transit through Canada.  As a result, effective September 30, 2016, Canadian citizens with dual citizenships will be required to show a valid Canadian passport in order to fly into Canada.

Currently, Canadian citizens with dual citizenships can use either of their passports to fly into Canada as long as they can provide a proof of residency in Canada, such as a driver’s license or a Canadian citizenship card.

Should you have any questions, please contact either of my constituency offices in Penticton or Castlegar, or by email at richard.cannings@parl.gc.ca.