Now that all of the CPL and APTL pilots have the new licence, Transport Canada is asking everyone else to apply.
In order to maintain a valid licence, holders must apply for the new booklet format before December 31, 2009 (6 months from now).
Applying is similar to a passport. You need to provide a notarized photograph. It can be signed by someone who can also sign passport photos. In addition there is a one page application form that needs to be filled out.
I’m sending mine in tomorrow. I should get the new licence in 4-6 weeks.