As of September 29, 2016, 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. Canadian
citizens, including dual citizens and Canadian permanent
residents, with valid Permanent Resident cards, need not apply
for an eTA. People who have an expired Permanent Resident card or
one that is expiring within the next nine months, should apply for
a new PR card as soon as possible to avoid issues with travel
Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have
an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have
appropriate travel documents. During this leniency period, border
services officers will permit travellers arriving without
an eTA into Canada as long as they meet the other
requirements to entering the country.
Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have
not changed. For more information, please visit the
CIC website or
contact us directly.
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