Travel requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

It is recommended that all international attendees review the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada related to flying to or transiting through Canada. For more information, please visit this page or this information sheet.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Review the Government of Canada's official website to apply for an eTA to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport. Find out what it is and how to apply online.
 
NEW – Biometrics (Global Expansion)

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to give your biometrics:

  • Starting July 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and
  • Starting December 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. 

For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics



Updated travel information for Mexican citizens coming to Canada

As of February 29, 2024, at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, Mexican citizens who hold a valid US non-immigrant visa or have held a Canadian visa in the past 10 years and are travelling by air on a Mexican passport will be able to apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

See the Government of Canada website for more information. 

International Invitation Letters

The invitation letter request form for PDAC 2024 closed on February 16. The form to request an invitation letter for PDAC 2025 will be available in Summer of 2024.

Upon request, PDAC issues International Invitation Letters to international attendees wishing to attend the convention.

PDAC cannot accept any responsibility for Visa applications nor will it influence the processing of Visas. Please note that it may take Canadian Embassies/Consulates three (3) months to process a Visa application. Applicants must check with their respective authorities to determine exact processing requirements. For more information about Canadian government requirements for visitors and contact information for Visa offices, visit www.cic.gc.ca.

Where an attendee is unable to attend the convention because of their failure to obtain a Visa, the cancellation policy for registration fees will apply.

Click here for our health and safety information for PDAC 2024.