Note that the information on this page is for reference only, you should refer to the canadian immigration website for the latest information and requirements on VISA procedures.
For a simple visit of a few weeks, the citizens of most countries only need to purchase an electronic travel authorisation (ETA) for $7 CAD. The following countries are eligible for an ETA only application :
|Monaco||Netherlands||New Zealand||Norway||Papua New Guinea|
|Poland||Portugal||Republic of Cyprus||Romania||Samoa|
|San Marino||Singapore||Slovakia||Slovenia||Solomon Islands|
As well as British overseas territory citizen who derives that citizenship through birth, descent, naturalization or registration in one of the British overseas territories of:
|Anguilla||Bermuda||British Virgin Islands||Cayman Islands||Falkland Islands|
|Gibraltar||Montserrat||Pitcairn Island||Saint Helena||Turks and Caicos Islands|
Furthermore, American citizens only need proper documentation (passport or american ID) to cross the border to Canada and do not need to purchase an ETA.
Other countries will need a VISA to enter Canada and thus should start the procedures in advance as the delays can vary greatly depending on where you apply from.