The CSCA and GPC strongly recommend submitting visa applications as early as possible to ensure that each request is processed in time for the convention.
Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to find out if you require a Visa to travel to Canada.
New Canadian entry requirement now in effect
In March 2016, Canada introduced new requirements for foreign visitors who enter Canada by air.
Visa-exempt foreign nationals now need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
Applying for an eTA is a simple and inexpensive ($7 Canadian) online process that will take just a few minutes. Most eTA-eligible applicants will get their authorization within minutes of submitting the online form.
Find out if you need an eTA.
The charts below have been provided for your convenience, but the most up-to-date visa information should be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. All delegates are encouraged to visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for the most up to date list of countries whose citizens who require a visa to travel to Canada.
Countries and Territories whose citizens need an eTA to travel to Canada *Changed as of March 15, 2016:
|Andorra||Antigua and Barbuda||Australia||Austria|
|Ireland||Israel (National Passport holders only)||Italy||Japan|
|Korea (Republic of)||Latvia (Republic of)||Lithuania||Liechtenstein|
|Netherlands||New Zealand||Norway||Papua New Guinea|
|Poland**||Portugal||Samoa||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|San Marino||Singapore||Slovakia||Solomon Islands|
Citizens who REQUIRE a Visa to visit or transit Canada:
|Burundi||Cambodia||Republic of Cameroon||Cape Verde|
|Central African Republic||Chad||China, People’s Republic of||Colombia|
|Comoros||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||Congo, Republic of the||Costa Rica|
|East Timor||Ecuador||Egypt||El Salvador|
|Malaysia||Maldives Islands||Mali||Marshall Islands|
|Mauritania||Mauritius||Micronesia, Fed. States||Moldova|
|Russia||Rwanda||Sao Tome and Principe||Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of|
|Somalia||South Africa||South Sudan||Sri Lanka|
|St. Kitts & Nevis||St. Lucia||St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Sudan|
|Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago||Tunisia||Turkey|
|United Arab Emirates||Uruguay||Uzbekistan||Vanuatu|
If you don’t see your country on this list, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
*Israeli citizens holding valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport” require a visa.
**Polish citizens holding a non-biometric passports require a visa.
***Taiwanese citizens without an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification number require a visa.
Canadian Visa application packages are available for download at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
An application can also be filled out and processed at Canadian Consulates in many countries. List of Canadian Visa Offices