Temporary residents: Visitors

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Every year, millions of people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends.

Admission to Canada

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).



All foreign nationals who are visa-exempt are required to obtain an eTA to travel to Canada by air.

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