Following the extension of the deadline to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), as a reminder, on or after November 10, 2016, visa-exempt nationals who enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air must apply for an eTA prior to boarding a flight to Canada.
Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa and those entering Canada by car. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents, cannot apply for an eTA and will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada.
Online applications for the eTA and a full list of visa-exempt nationals is available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Visa-exempt nationals who enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air should ensure they apply for an eTA prior to boarding a flight to Canada on or after November 10 and should contact their immigration professional for assistance with the application process.