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Traveling to Canada

This page will provide all the necessary information to help you prepare your travels to Toronto, Canada. 

Traveling to Canada

Visa requirements


Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. Exemptions include US citizens and Lawful permanent residents. US citizens are required to have a valid passport

Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to check processing times to find out how long it takes us to process most applications. Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process. 

Participants are encouraged to apply at least 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the conference.  

Visa Applications: 

To check the list of countries that require a visa, please visit the dedicated Canadian Government web page

Please proceed to the visa application page for the step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Canadian Visa. Note that the type of visa to attend the ICPP6 is a "Visitor's visa". 


Visa Invitation Letters

IPPA and Toronto Metropolitan University will provide invitation letters with a special code to the registered ICPP6 participants. To receive your invitation letters, please send us an email to with the following info: 

  • Your Full legal name
  • Your address
  • Name of your University/Institution
  • Passport Number and country of issue
  • Date of birth and country of birth


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 travelers with valid Canadian visas. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA. Nationals of the following countries/territories need an eTA to enter Canada:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • British citizens
  • British National (Overseas)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania (e-passport holders)
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vatican City State

To apply for an eTA, please proceed to this page

For detailed information and updates, please check the Canadian Government Website


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