Entry into Canada is solely determined by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials in accordance with Canadian law. Please see the CBSA’s website for full details.
All international travellers must present a valid and approved travel document (generally a passport) as evidence of their identity and nationality to allow entry into Canada. In addition, a valid visa is required if you are arriving from a country from which one is required. For complete information on visa categories and requirements, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. Non-Canadian citizens should check for information regarding entry visa requirements with either CIC or your travel agent, before departure.
As a general guide, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Canadian visa well in advance of their planned departure date. The PEOPLE 2017 symposium committee can not arrange visas on your behalf. However, letters of invitation from the committee can be provided upon your request. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org