Entering Canada: Tips for Travellers
All visitors must have valid travel documents and identification to enter Canada, see the sections below to determine your requirements.
Requirements may vary depending on the country you’re travelling from or transiting through. You may need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. Find out if you need a visitor visa. Should a visa be required, please apply early to allow sufficient time for processing.
Please refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for information about a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) and review the IRCC Secure Networking Information Letter before beginning your application.
Please note that visa applications are considered by the Canadian Government on a case-by-case basis, based on the information presented by the applicant. The onus is on the applicant to show that they meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa. While a special event code has been assigned to WNCD 2023, it does not offer any advantage to the applicant, in terms of a positive visa outcome. The applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive a visa.
Letter of Invitation
Letters of Invitation to participate are available to registered and paid participants of WNCD 2023. During registration you will have an opportunity to request a pdf invitation letter (which will be sent to you by email) at no charge. Invitation letters will be sent once your registration is fully paid. If you require a hard copy letter, a $50 administration charge will apply.
The letter of invitation will reference a Special Event Code. Please note the ‘Letter of Invitation’ is not a guarantee that you can enter Canada.
When preparing your visa application, please ensure you submit the ‘Letter of Invitation to the World NCD Congress 2023”and keep a second copy of the invitation letter to show when you enter Canada.
If your registration is cancelled after you have been issued a Letter of Invitation, the IRCC will be notified and your invitation letter will be voided.
Congress Travel Agent
Contact the World NCD Congress 2023 Official Travel Agent for assistance with planning your journey to Toronto.
Tel +1 416-609-0544 / Toll free +1 877-337-7333
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Lester B. Pearson International Airport, commonly known as Toronto Pearson International Airport is the main airport serving Toronto.
The Union Pearson Express (UP Express) is an airport rail link connecting Union Station in downtown Toronto to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes. WNCD 2023 has arranged a 25% Discount on travel to/from Toronto Pearson Airport and Downtown Union Station when you use the discount code: World Non-Communicable Diseases (WNCD 2023)
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Located on Toronto Island, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport offers service to more than 20 cities in Canada and the U.S.
Via Rail offers 10% off all fares to WNCD 2023 delegates traveling in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus and Sleeper class from all stations throughout the Via system to Toronto and return. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers with one complimentary stopover allowed.
Subject to terms and conditions, discount does not apply to Escape fares and Prestige Class. On fare plans for Business class, complimentary stopover is only valid for Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa.
Valid June 23 – July 2nd, 2023. Participants must reference WNCD 2023’s discount code: 14319.
Book Tickets or call 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245)
For the most up-to-date information, visit the links below:
- The latest IRCC information for travel is here.
- The latest World Health Organization (WHO) information is here.
Flights and Border Services
For everything you need to know to prepare for a flight to or in Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website – this resource includes information about airports, requirements and more.
If you have any questions on the importation of goods related to your event please contact the International Events and Conventions Services Program (IECSP) at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).