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What to Bring to Canada

Essential Documents

Carry all of the above documents with you when you travel to Canada and be prepared to show them to the Canadian Immigration officials at the Canadian Port of Entry (e.g., the airport). Do not pack these documents in your checked luggage. Make photocopies to leave with family or friends at home.

Other Important Documents You May Want to Bring


When you arrive in Canada, you should have access to at least enough money for your immediate needs (e.g., food and accommodation for your first week). We do not recommend carrying a large amount of cash, but having enough money for a pay phone call, a few meals and/or a taxi ride will make your trip more comfortable. For more information, view our Money Matters page.

Personal Items to Bring

Other Things You May Want to Bring