(3) A foreign national is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they are seeking to enter and remain in Canada solely
(a) subject to an agreement between Canada and one or more foreign countries respecting the obligation to hold such a visa,
(i) as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel or to become a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, or
(ii) to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, if they possess a ticket for departure from Canada within 24 hours after their arrival in Canada;
(b) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight stopping in Canada for the sole purpose of refuelling and
(i) they are in possession of the documents required in order to enter the United States and their flight is bound for that country, or
(ii) they were lawfully admitted to the United States and their flight originated in that country;
(b.1) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight that, owing to an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances, makes an unscheduled stop in Canada;
(c) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight if the foreign national
(g) to conduct inspections of the flight operation procedures or cabin safety of a commercial air carrier operating international flights, if they are a civil aviation inspector of a national aeronautical authority and possess valid documentation to that effect; or
(3.1) A foreign national who is a member of a crew and who is carried to Canada by a vessel is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they are seeking
(a) to enter Canada as a member of the crew of the vessel; and
(b) to remain in Canada solely as a member of the crew of that vessel or any other vessel.
(4) A memorandum of understanding referred to in paragraph (3)(c) shall include provisions respecting
(b) the scheduled flights to which the memorandum of understanding applies; and
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(f) persons who are seeking to enter Canada as, or in order to become, members of a crew of a means of air transportation and who hold an airline flight crew licence or crew member certificate issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications; or
(g) persons seeking to enter Canada as members of a crew who hold a seafarer’s identity document issued under International Labour Organization conventions and are members of the crew of the vessel that carries them to Canada.
269 (1) On the request of an official of the Canada Border Services Agency, a commercial transporter that carries or expects to carry persons to Canada on board its commercial vehicle must provide the Canada Border Services Agency with the following information about each person whom it expects to carry:
(d) the unique passenger reference assigned to them by the commercial transporter, if any, or, in the case of a crew member who has not been assigned one, notice of their status as a crew member;
(f) the following information about their carriage on board the commercial vehicle:
(v) in the case of a commercial vehicle that carries persons or goods by air, the flight code identifying the commercial transporter and the flight number.
(3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) must be provided
(a) not later than one hour before the time of departure, if the information relates to a member of the crew; and
186 A foreign national may work in Canada without a work permit
(q) as a civil aviation inspector of a national aeronautical authority conducting inspections of the flight operation procedures or cabin safety of a commercial air carrier operating international flights;
(s) as a member of a crew who is employed by a foreign company aboard a means of transportation that
2 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.
in-flight security officer means a person who is on board a commercial passenger aircraft and whose duty it is to protect the passengers and the members of the crew as well as the aircraft itself. (agent de sécurité aérien)
in-transit passenger means a person who arrives by aircraft at a Canadian airport from another country for the sole purpose of reboarding their flight or boarding a connecting flight departing from that airport to a country other than Canada. (passager en transit)