Visit Canada

Find out what you need to visit Canada as a tourist or business person, how to extend your stay in Canada and what documents you need to carry with you to transit through Canada.

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. This regulation becomes mandatory March 15, 2016. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Find out if you need an eTA or a visitor visa

Includes a list of countries whose citizens need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to visit or transit through Canada.

Visit as a tourist

Includes applications for eTA and visitor visa, processing times and what to expect when you arrive in Canada.

Visit your children or grandchildren

Includes applications for super visas, processing times, and what to expect when you arrive in Canada.

Visit on business

Includes applications for eTA and visitor visa for business people and how to avoid problems or delays when bringing foreign business guests to Canada.

Travel and work in Canada

Information for youth to travel and work in Canada with the International Experience Canada Program.

Extend your stay

Includes applications to stay in Canada longer as a visitor and applications to be able to return to Canada when you leave.

Transit through Canada

Includes information for travellers and airlines about transit visas, eTAs and transit without visa programs.

Carry proper identification

Includes the documents you need to travel with, even if you don’t need a visa or eTA to travel to Canada.

Get border information for visitors

Includes travel tips, entry requirements, prohibited or restricted goods and international events in Canada.

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Do you want to visit Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to visit Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.

Apply online for a visa

Submit your application online to visit Canada.

Find out if you need to give biometrics

Learn about where and how to give your fingerprints and photos when applying for a visitor visa.

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