The Government of Canada, as specified in Article 28 of the Headquarters Agreement signed with ICAO, shall issue, on request, diplomatic visas to Representatives of ICAO Member States, including all delegates, alternates and advisers coming to Canada to participate in ICAO meetings.
By means of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and in accordance with paragraph 3.19 of Annex 9 — Facilitation of the Chicago Convention, Canada has already dispensed with the requirement of entrance visas for temporary visitors of a considerable number of States. It should however be noted that many visa-exempt visitors travelling to Canada by air will require an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Those delegates for whom visas continue to be required for entry into Canada are invited to take steps to obtain these visas in good time (8-10 weeks prior to departure) from the nearest Canadian authorities. Please note that it is not possible to obtain entry visas upon arrival in Canada.
In order to facilitate entry formalities upon arrival into Canada, it is suggested that participants carry with them a copy of the document notifying that they are representatives at the ICAO 2022 Innovation Fair "Innovation for Enhanced Resilience in International Civil Aviation", and that they identify themselves as such to the Canadian authorities.
More detailed information on travel requirements for entering Canada on the occasion of the ICAO 2022 Innovation Fair are available in ICAO Electronic Bulletin 019, which was disseminated to all ICAO Member States on 20 May 2022.