The $10 was first issued on January 17, 2001; and the $5 on March 27, 2002. The higher denominations included stronger security features and were issued starting March 17, 2004 for the $100, the $20 on September 29, 2004, and the $50 on November 17, 2004. The $10 and $5 were reissued in 2005 and 2006, with upgraded security features to match those on the higher denominations.
All banknotes have tactile features to assist people who are visually impaired to identify the notes. The $20 note won "Banknote of 2004" award from the International Bank Note Society.
With most or all other features remaining the same Canadian Journey Series Banknote varieties exist with changes to the Date Printed and the signatures combinations. Canadian Banknotes are also printed by two different printers, the Canadian Banknote Company and BA International Inc. The serial number prefix indicates which printer was responsible for printing the particular banknote.