Coming to Canada

Get all the info you need to prepare for Canada.
 

Passports

No matter how you are arriving in Canada, always carry valid travel documents.

TO GET INTO CANADA

Visa

You will require a visitor visa to get into Canada.

You need to apply for it online before you come to Canada.

  • You need to apply for a visitor visa either online or on paper before you come to Canada.
  • Anyone flying to Canada needs a visitor visa in order to enter the country.
  • The visa costs $100 CAD (which is about 5700 Indian Rupee).
  • Apply for your visitor visa here.
 

Customs & Duty

Like any country, we have rules about what you can bring in or out of Canada. But don’t worry, they aren’t that complicated.

WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING INTO CANADA?
 

Money

CANADIAN MONEY
  • is a dollar ($) currency.
  • has a $1 and $2 coin called the loonie and toonie (seriously).
  • $1 CAD is worth approximately 57 rupee. To see the current exchange rate, please visit the Bank of Canada.
 

Timezones

Canada and India have very different time zones. While India has one single time zone, Canada has many different ones.

MapALASKA STANDARD TIMEMOUNTAIN STANDARD TIMEEASTERN STANDARD TIMEATLANTIC STANDARD TIMENEWFOUNDLAND STANDARDCENTRAL STANDARD TIMEPACIFIC STANDARD TIME
Imagine for a moment…
  • It’s 7:00pm and you’re relaxing at home New Delhi. While you unwind in front of the TV, your Canadian friends in Winnipeg, Manitoba are heading to work for 8:30 am. In Toronto and Montreal, it’s already 9:30am, and they’re already at the office.
  • It’s 7:00am in New Delhi and you’re waking up for work. For Canadians in Vancouver, its 6:30pm are they are close to the end of their work day.
 

Language & Culture

SAY WHAT?
  • French is an official language and is spoken in every province, but the highest concentration of native French speakers is in Quebec.
  • There are hundreds of languages in use in Canada.
  • You can travel just about anywhere in Canada using only English.
 

Weather

Canadian weather varies greatly from region to region and season to season. From rainforest to desert and everything in between, Canada has it.

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SUMMER
  • Vancouver has an average high of 25℃ with 8 beaches within the city where you can soak up the sun.
  • Enjoy a cold drink outdoors at one of Montreal’s stylish restaurant or cafe ’patios’ with average highs of 26℃.
  • Dive into Lake Ontario at Toronto as average highs of 26℃ make for perfect sunbathing and swimming weather.
WINTER
  • Grab your snowboard as Whistler Blackcomb near Vancouver gets almost 12 metres of snow on average each year at the summit.
  • Lace them up and join 19,000 daily visitors in skating along 7.7 kilometres of frozen urban river on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.
  • Québec City is cold in January and February, but it’s perfect for snow sculptures, snow baths, night parades and parties of the world renowned Winter Carnival.