Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. 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. To find out more, visit Canada.ca/eTA.
If you often fly to the United States from Canada, and to Canada from anywhere in the world, then NEXUS may be for you! Click here for more information on NEXUS.
If you fly to and from Canada by commercial airline regularly, you may want to consider CANPASS Air. CANPASS Air is a Canada Border Services Agency initiative. Members of the program are pre-approved to verify that they are low-risk. CANPASS Air members clear the border quickly at major Canadian airports via a self-service kiosk that uses iris recognition to verify their membership in the program.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has on-site staff to offer help and information to passengers entering Canada. Most visitors need a valid passport, and many require a visitor’s visa.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) provides inspection services at the airport to prevent the importation of bacteria, viruses or pests that could harm Canadian agriculture, including the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease.