Visitors Visa Requirements for Canada
If you come from one of the following countries, you will require a temporary resident visa AND a study permit to study in Canada (Note: programs under six months in length do not require a study permit):
Citizens of the following countries require a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:
A Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan B Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso, Burundi C Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People's Rep. of), Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Rep. of the), Congo (Rep. of the), Croatia, Cuba, Czech Rep. D Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep. E East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia F Fiji G Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana H Haiti, Honduras, Hungary I India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel (only Israeli citizens holding valid Israeli "Travel Document in lieu of National Passport"), Ivory Coast J Jamaica, Jordan, K Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan L Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania M Macao S.A.R., Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Fed. States), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma) N Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria O Oman P Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland Q Qatar R Romania, Russia, Rwanda S Sao Tomι e Principe, Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of), Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovak Rep., Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria T Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu U Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan V Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam Y Yemen, Yugoslavia Z Zambia, Zimbabwe
Vistor Visa Exemptions
Many people do not require a visa to visit Canada.
Citizens of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Republic of Korea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, and Western Samoa
Persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who are in possession of their alien registration card (Green card) or can provide other evidence of permanent residence.
British citizens and British Overseas Citizens who are re-admissible to the United Kingdom;
Citizens of British dependent territories who derive their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization in one of the British dependent territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turks and Caicos Islands;
persons holding a valid and subsisting Special Administrative Region passport issued by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China;
Persons holding passports or travel documents issued by the Holy See.