As of September 29, 2016, eTA's apply to those who are visa-exempt non-US foreign nationals, and arriving in Canada by air or transiting through Canada. Some  workers coming to Canada may require an eTA along with their work permit.

ETA applications:

  • cost $7
  • can be done online
  • are electronic, passport stamp not necessary
  • are valid for up to 5 years (or upon passport expiry, whichever comes first)

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Until 29 September 2016, an eTA “grace period” is in effect, meaning those who should have eTA but do not are still being allowed to board their flights to Canada, provided they have valid travel documentation.