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Canada eTA

Electronic Travel Authorization Application Agency


An eTA is adequate for vacation and most business trips to Canada. The following are valid travel reasons when traveling with an eTA.

  • tourism
  • vacation (holiday)
  • visiting relatives or friends
  • medical treatment(s)
  • involvement in social events hosted by fraternal, social or service groups
  • participation (by amateurs) in a musical, sport, or any other similar type of contest or event, if not being paid to participate
  • meeting with business associates
  • attending a scientific, an educational, a professional, or a business convention/conference
  • attend short-term training (you may not be paid by any source in CANADA except for expenses incidental to your stay)
  • negotiate a contract

If traveling for the reasons below you will need to apply for a visa at a Canadian embassy or consulate:

  • study, for credit
  • employment
  • work as a foreign journalist, press, film, radio or other information media
  • permanent residence in CANADA