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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Electronic travel authorization

  •  (1) A foreign national referred to in paragraph 7(2)(a) who is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa and who is seeking to enter Canada by air to remain on a temporary basis is required to obtain an electronic travel authorization before entering Canada, unless they are exempt from that requirement under subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Holder of temporary resident visa

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a foreign national who holds a temporary resident visa.

  • Marginal note:Exempt persons

    (3) The following persons are exempt from the requirement to obtain an electronic travel authorization:

    • (a) Her Majesty in right of Canada and any member of the Royal Family;

    • (b) a national of the United States or a person who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;

    • (c) a foreign national referred to in paragraph 190(2)(a);

    • (d) a foreign national seeking to enter and remain in Canada solely

      • (i) as a member of a crew of a means of transportation that may be used for transportation by air or to become a member of such a crew, or

      • (ii) to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as a member of a crew of a means of transportation that may be used for transportation by air, if they possess a ticket for departure from Canada within 24 hours after their arrival in Canada;

    • (e) a citizen of France who is a resident of St. Pierre and Miquelon who seeks to enter Canada directly from St. Pierre and Miquelon; and

    • (f) a foreign national referred to in any of paragraphs 190(3)(b), (b.1), (c), (d), (f), (g) or (h).


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