Please note that traveling to Canada requires advanced planning. If you do not already have status in Canada you will require either a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), unless you are a citizen of the United States. You can determine whether you require an eTA or TRV here: Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada - Canada.ca.
When applying for a TRV or eTA, you should request admission to Canada as a visitor. You do not require a work permit.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
If you need to apply for an eTA, the process costs CAD $7 and is generally very fast (a few minutes to several days). You can find information about applying for an eTA here: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) - Canada.ca
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
If you need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa, the process costs CAD $100 and can take many months. Please confirm that you are eligible and submit your application as soon as possible as wait times have been very long in recent weeks. You can find information about applying for a visa here: Visitor visa - Canada.ca
You can check recent visa processing times here: Check processing times - Canada.ca
We are happy to provide an official invitation letter to support your application to travel to Canada to attend the conference. If you require a visitor visa to attend the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
COVID 19-Related Entry Requirements
We will follow the pandemic situation closely and update the conference homepage and social media channels accordingly. Please check the requirements on the Government of Canada website regularly as you plan your travel: COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders - Canada.caCurrently all foreign nationals are required to be “fully vaccinated”. You can find information for what qualifies as fully vaccinated here: Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers - Canada.ca
More information on conference hotels and accommodation will follow soon.