IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON VISAS AND ENTRY INTO CANADA
Submission of Applications
Please refer to IRCC website to learn about a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) and the process to apply for one.
Please note that visa applications are considered on a case-by-case basis based on the information presented by the applicant. The onus is on the applicant to show that they meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa. While a special event code has been assigned to this event, it does not offer any advantage to the applicant, in terms of a positive visa outcome. The applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive a visa.
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to check the processing times calculator for guidance, but generally we recommend applying approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Since November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents.
Source*Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada