To find out if you require a visa for Canada please visit the following website and check your status under "Find out if you need an eTA or a visitor visa":

If the website determines that you need a visa, please follow the appropriate instructions and email us at with the subject title VISA APPLICATION: [surname, first name] after you are fully registered.  

In the email, please include the following information: legal name, date of birth, location of birth, passport number, nationality, consulate where you will submit your visa application, and an attached image of the information page of your passport. 

Submission of Applications

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the Canadian visa office responsible for processing their visa application.  Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required. 

Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.