Citizenship and Immigration Canada has just announced that Canadians living and working outside of Canada may now apply for a passport with the following options as guarantors:

  • An adult with a valid passport or with a passport expired less than a year ago; or
  • An individual of an occupation from an expanded list (who are not required to be Canadian citizens), called a “universal guarantor list”. This list includes individuals in the following occupations:
    • medical doctor;
    • dean/head of university or college;
    • dentist;
    • judge;
    • lawyer/notary;
    • notary public;
    • pharmacist;
    • police officer;
    • signing officer of a bank or trust company or of a financial institution that offers a full range of banking services (cash withdrawals, deposits, savings); and
    • veterinarian.