Visa and eTA (all countries)


Please note that invitation letters for visa purposes can only be issued to delegates who have successfully paid their registration fees. You will be able to print your invitation letter from your profile dashboard once you successfully registered and paid your registration fees.

Delegates requesting a visa invitation letter to be sent to them by priority mail will be charged $100 per delivery address.

These letters do not and cannot commit the Organizing Committee to any financial obligation. Should the visa not be granted to the applicant, the registration fee will be reimbursed in full, less $50 CAN administration charge. The deadline to submit a written refund request due to visa refusal is November 3, 2016. Official paperwork must be faxed to +1-514-227-5083 or sent by email to


Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you. For more information, please read here:

We encourage participants from countries that require a visa to apply as early as possible. Visa processing times vary by country. Please consult this website: