According to this article at the CBC, the new Canadian passports announced by the government to be available next year could cost around $225.
The e-passport is already available to Canadian government officials and based on an expense claim filed by Prime Minister Harper, appear to cost $225. Like the current passports, these new Canadian passports are valid for five years. Official fees will be released later this year.
E-passports contain a tamper-proof chip that stores personal information and has additional security features to create a more secure passport. The new Canadian passports do not contain any additional personal information that is not already on the current passport.
The United States already has a type of e-passport with a chip, but their version only costs $135.
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