The Canadian Bank Note Company
is responsible for printing the paper currency
. It also prints and provides document reading systems for identification cards
, lottery tickets
, stamps and notes for other countries, and many other security-conscious printing-related services. They are well known for their passports
, driver's licenses
, and other important documents for various nations
around the world.
Until 1923, CBN was a unit of the New York-based American Bank Note Company. It is currently based in Ottawa, Ontario.
In recent months, the Canadian Bank Note Company has been the chief-provider for the machine readable passports within the Caribbean Community bloc of countries. The majority of the new 'CARICOM passports' as they are called serve the union as a centre-piece of promoting easy travel within the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).