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ETA - Electronica Travel Authorization

As of March 15, 2016, travelers planning to enter Canada for a visit, and are not visa-exempt will be required to apply for travel authorization prior to their arrival to Canada. Exceptions include American citizens and those with a valid travel visa.

The travel authorization, also known as Electronic Travel Authorization or eTA can be applied for online for a fee of $7.00 CAD.

While it is currently an option, we recommend anyone who is planning to travel before March 15, 2016 to apply for an ETA. The ETA will become mandatory on March 15, 2016 and anyone without an ETA will find themselves not being able to get on a plane.

The ETA application is done online via the Citizenship & Immigration website at

Should you have questions about this – feel free call or email our office to speak with an immigration representative.