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Transit

i7If you are only seeking to enter Canada in order to transit onwards to another country, you may or may not require a visa to do so.

If you do not meet the requirements of one of the programs which allows you to transit without a visa you will need to obtain either a Transit Visa or an eTA in order to transit, depending on your country of Citizenship. Please refer to “Visit Visa” above for more details.

In order to transfer through Canada without a visa you need to meet all of the requirements of one of the two programs below:

• You must be travelling on a valid passport issued by Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan or the Philippines
• You must have a valid visa for the United States
• You must have travelled into Canada on either Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air China, West Jet, Cathay Pacific, Philippines Airlines, China Southern, Jazz Air, Sky Regional Airlines Inc or Air Georgian
• You must be transiting through Vancouver International Airport OR Toronto’s Person International Airport Terminal 1 only.
• You must not have an overnight layover
• If you are transiting on to the United States, you must present a valid onward ticket to the United States AND be transiting during a time when the transit area is open

You must be travelling on a valid passport issued by the People’s Republic of China
• You must have a valid visa for the United States
• You must have travelled into Canada on either Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air China, West Jet, Cathay Pacific, Philippines Airlines, China Southern, Jazz Air, Sky Regional Airlines Inc or Air Georgian
• You must be transiting through Vancouver International Airport OR Toronto’s Person International Airport Terminal 1 only.
• You must not have an overnight layover
• If you are transiting on to the United States, you must present a valid onward ticket to the United States AND be transiting during a time when the transit area is open AND you must have arrived in Canada from one of the following Asian cities

• Beijing
• Guangzhou
• Shanghai
• Hong Kong
• Manila
• Taipei
• Tokyo
• Seoul (South Korea)
• Xiamen
• Fuzhou
• Chengdu
• Shenyang
• Harbin

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