Adults: When you receive a new passport, you must sign your name in blue or black ink in the signature block on page 3. The signature is an additional security measure to confirm identity and protect against fraud.
Children under 11 years of age do NOT sign the passport—the signature block on page 3 must be left blank if the signature does not appear on page 2.
For more information: http://passport.gc.ca/info/reception.aspx?lang=eng
The processing time of your passport depends on where you submit your application.
If you submit your application by mail, the processing time is 20 business days (plus mail delivery times).
If you submit your application at a Service Canada or Canada Post passport receiving agent, the processing time is 20 business days (plus mail delivery times).
If you apply in person at a Passport Canada office, the processing time is 10 business days (plus mail delivery times). You may also request expedited services at a Passport Canada office (additional fees apply).
For more information about processing times, please visit our website at: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/service.aspx?lang=eng