On June 6, 2023, the Canadian Government announced that Citizens of 13 new countries can now use the Canadian electronic travel authorization (eTA) program instead of the requirement of a Canadian visa, provided they have a valid US visa, or if they had a Canadian visa in the last 10 years. Here is the original announcement: Eligible travellers from 13 more countries now qualify  for visa-free travel to Canada

The affected countries are:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Morocco
  5. Panama
  6. Philippines
  7. St. Kitts and Nevis
  8. St. Lucia
  9. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  10. Seychelles
  11. Thailand
  12. Trinidad and Tobago
  13. Uruguay

Note that for entering Canada by land or by water, citizens of those countries would still require a visa.

For more information regarding eTA for citizens of these affected countries please visit: Electronic travel authorization (eTA): Citizens from some visa-required countries

If you are considering submitting an eTA application, it can be submitted here.

This announcement by the Canadian government brings about tremendous opportunities for citizens of these countries and will potentially lead to an increase of tourists and business professionals visiting Canada in the future. This visa free entry should have a positive impact for business professionals looking to expand and promote their business in Canada.

Mills & Mills LLP often works with foreign nationals to help establish business operations in Canada, sometimes in conjunction with their qualified Immigration Lawyer or Immigration Consultant. If you are interested in establishing a business in Canada, contact one of our lawyers and we would be happy to help.

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