Registration will open in early 2019.

Discounts on Registration Fees

IIR members benefit from discounts on registration fees equaling up to a one-year individual membership fee! Find out more at > Membership.

ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

For more information, please read here.

If you are a dual Canadian citizen used to travelling to or transiting through Canada by air with a non-Canadian passport, you are no longer able to do so as of November 10, 2016. You will need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight.

We encourage participants from countries that require a visa to apply as early as possible. Visa processing times vary by country. Please consult this website.

Official Letters of Invitation

Official letters of invitation for visa applications are available to REGISTERED and PAID participants via the participant’s profile dashboard. These letters do not and cannot commit the Organizing Committee to any financial obligation. Should the visa not be granted to the applicant, the registration fee will be reimbursed in full, less $50 CAN administration charge. The deadline to submit a written refund request due to visa refusal is August 15, 2019. Official paperwork must be sent by email to

Participants requesting a visa invitation letter to be sent to them by priority mail will be charged $100 per delivery address.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The policy will be provided shortly.