Canadian passport ranked one of the most powerful in the world

Jan 11 2021, 7:52 am
The Canadian passport has been ranked as one of the 20 most powerful passports in the world.
The Passport Index, created by Arton Capital, has released a list of which passports are the most powerful in 2021. A passport is ranked as more or less powerful based on the freedom it grants its holders to travel and move around the world, called its “global mobility.”

According to Passport Index, this is based on the number of countries that grant visa-free access to each passport holder. The average mobility score globally is 77.

This year, Canada is in 18th place with a mobility score of 108. The country is ranked one spot above the United States and one below Uruguay.

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Global Passport Power Rank 2021

Despite landing in the top 20, the Canadian passport has dropped drastically in the ranks since last year. Passport Index’s data shows that Canada lost 61 visa waivers in 2020 and now has a visa-free score of 67.

Here’s how Canada has ranked in the past:

2015 – sixth place, visa-free score of 153
2016 – sixth place, visa-free score of 152
2017 – fourth place, visa-free score of 158
2018 – fourth place, visa-free score of 158
2019 – fourth place, visa-free score of 164
2020 – fifth place, visa-free score of 90

Canadian passport

Global Passport Power Rank 2021

The world map above shows geographically where the more powerful passports are located in 2021.

European passports remain the most powerful in the world, with Germany taking first place. Second place is shared between Sweden, Finland, and Spain.

Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and New Zealand are tied for third place.

Afghanistan and Iraq are tied for the last place, with visa-free scores of four and three, respectively.

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