International Invitation Letters

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.

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.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
 
As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.
 
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.

Application for International Invitation Letter

PDAC 2020 application is available!

To submit an ‘International Invitation Letter Request’, you are required to login or create a user profile on the PDAC dashboard. You will receive a reply within 48 hours.