New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.
Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.
Travellers who apply for an eTA are advised to be cautious in all dealings with companies that claim to offer help in getting an eTA. These companies are NOT operating on behalf of the Government of Canada.
This Government of Canada website is the official place to apply for an eTA.
Foreign nationals who are inadmissible to Canada because of past criminal activity can apply to CIC's Rehabilitation Program to obtain temporary or permanent admission to Canada.
Canadian border information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
- Information on goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) (Canada Revenue Agency)
- Bringing animals and pets into Canada (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
- I Am A Gun User Visiting Canada (Canada Firearms Center)
- Postal importations (CBSA)
- Temporary Importation and Retention of Foreign Vessels in Canada by Non-residents (CBSA)
Visitors to Canada
- Travel Tips
- Information for Visitors
- Customs Declaration Card - Completion Guide
- Arriving in Canada
- Can I enter Canada?
- Transiting through Canada without a Visa
- Temporary Importation and Retention of Foreign Vessels in Canada by Non-residents
- Do you want to visit Canada? (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
- Legislative requirements for the presentation of persons (CBSA Memorandum D2-5-0)
- Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-Residents
(CBSA Memorandum D2-1-1)
- Travellers requiring mobility assistance at Canadian international airports (CBSA Memorandum D2-5-3)
Coming to Canada to study or work
Securing the Border
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