The Government of Canada has specific requirements for visitors to Canada, and delegates to the Festival of Learning 2018 may require a visa or other travel document.

Prior to traveling to Canada for the Festival of Learning 2018, please review Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website to clarify your visa requirements. The Organizers recommend you apply as early as possible to ensure you receive the necessary documents well in advance of travel.

The Organizers would be pleased to provide Letters of Invitation to delegates registered for the Festival of Learning 2018 to assist in their visa applications for travel to Canada. For registration, please click.

Letters of Invitation will not be issued to accompanying persons. Application for a visa must be made by the person to whom the invitation letter is addressed, and directly to the appropriate Canadian visa office. The Organizers will not apply for a visa on a delegate’s behalf. For details please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Please note that while the letter will be an official invitation, delegates are responsible for all costs related to attending the Festival of Learning 2018, including but not limited to registration, travel, accommodation, insurance, and visa and travel document fees.

After your registration is complete, please send your request for a Letter of Invitation to Mirjam van Hasselt, Coordinator, Administration and Human Resources, BCcampus, and provide the following information:

  • Your complete name as it appears on your travel documents
  • Your date of birth
  • Your company/institution name and your title/position
  • Your complete address and telephone number (both work and home)
  • How long you intend to stay in Canada (both arrival and departure dates)
  • Complete address of where you intend to stay before, during, and after Festival of Learning 2018

Once this complete information is received, you will receive an official invitation letter to attend the Festival of Learning 2018.

Requests with incomplete information will not be processed.

DISCLAIMER: BCcampus reserves the right to decline any request for a Letter of Invitation. BCcampus has no influence on an individual’s application to travel to Canada and is not responsible for the outcome of an individual’s visa application. A Letter of Invitation does not guarantee that a visa will be issued.


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