International Delegates and Exhibitors

flagsThe Annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show welcomes each year international exhibitors, delegates and visitors from all over the world. We recognize that your time in Canada is valuable and therefore, we offer the following steps to facilitate your application process to attend our event.

Information on CPMA’s annual event is available in English and French, except when we share information from other organisations and/or suppliers’ websites who may not provide information in both official languages.

 

NEW - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) – Effective as of March 15, 2016

Canada is introducing a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

On March 15, 2016, this new requirement became mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board their flight to Canada. To find out more, visit Canada.ca/eTA. Starting on December 1st, 2016, Mexican passport holders will only need an eTA to travel to Canada. .


   Step 1.  Registration

Register to attend the event as an Exhibitor or a Delegate. Submit your full payment online or with your registration form.


       
   Step 2.  Request your Invitation Letter

Please submit your Request for Invitation Letter to CPMA, based on eligibility requirements.

Please check with your local travel agent or Canadian Embassy for up to date information on requirements to enter Canada. You can also find information on admissibility into Canada by visiting the Canada Border Services Agency website at: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

Apply for Your Visa Early – Visa application process might be a lengthy process. We recommend that you start early. To find out whether you need a visa to enter Canada, and for further information regarding visiting Canada and applying for a Canadian Visa, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals requesting a Letter of Invitation to a CPMA Convention & Trade Show event must be:

  • Registered with an Exhibiting company for the 2017 Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • All registration fees must be paid in full at the time a Letter of Invitation Request is submitted.
  • The Letter of Invitation to be issued only for the duration of the Annual Convention & Trade Show.
  • The Letter of Invitation to be addressed only to the name of individuals, attending the event. Each company representative registered to attend the event must request their own invitation letter. Other representatives of the company do not qualify to obtain the Letter of Invitation.
  • It is the attending individual’s responsibility to cover all expenses, related to his/her participation in the CPMA event (including registration, travel, accommodation, medical insurance and visa processing fees).
  • It is the attending individual’s responsibility to cover all expenses, related to his/her participation in the CPMA event (including registration, travel, accommodation, medical insurance and visa processing fees).
  • The CPMA letter of invitation is only valid if signed by CPMA management.

Delivery of the Letter of invitation
The Letter of invitation will be delivered to the applicant by fax or by email as requested by the applicant. A copy of the letter may also be delivered to a Canadian Consulate, as requested by the applicant.

Disclaimer:
CPMA reserves the right to decline any request for a letter of invitation. CPMA has no influence on an individual’s application to a Canadian Consulate for a Visa to travel to Canada and is not responsible for the outcome of an individual’s Visa application.

Please note:
In the event that your Visa application is denied, CPMA will consider your cancellation fees on a case by case basis (a copy of the official letter of Visa denial must be provided to CPMA).

 
       
  Step 3.  Travel Arrangements

Make your travel arrangements directly with an airline or consult with your travel agent to find the best travel itinerary possible.