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Getting to Canada

Coming to Canada to attend a meeting or convention? Here are some things you may want to know before travelling to make the most of your time here.

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Entry Requirements for Visitors to Canada

Start here for updated information on visa and passport requirements for U.S. and other international visitors to Canada.

Embassies & Consulates

Start here for an updated list of foreign embassies, consulates and international organizations with representation in Canada.

Emergency Services

Dial 9-1-1 for fire, ambulance and police emergency services in Canada.

Emergency Medical

Canadian hospitals will not refuse treatment for those requiring care, regardless of financial status or healthcare coverage. To avoid incurring costs of an emergency healthcare visit, all visitors planning a trip to Canada should ensure they have adequate coverage from their home healthcare provider.

Health Insurance

Visitors to Canada should obtain travellers' health insurance before leaving home. Most health insurance coverage does not extend outside the country of residence. Visitors requiring prescription medication should bring a copy of the prescription for renewal in Canada.

Financial

Visitors from abroad may withdraw Canadian currency from automated teller machines (ATMs) or convert foreign currency at local banks.

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Be sure to check out the Canada Meetings Blog where curated posts, practical advice and spotlight features help you make the most of meeting in Canada.