Month: September 2021

Canada Welcomes Back Visitors on September 7, 2021




When visiting Canada for business purposes, you’ll need to consider the following:

  • Covid travel restrictions for foreign nationals travelling to Canada
  • Entry and proof requirements for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
  • Visa requirements



A. Find out if you can travel to Canada

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel starting on September 7, 2021.


B. Entry and Proof Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Steps to Follow for Your Trip:


C. Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

– Business travellers may need an eTA, which costs $7.00 (Cdn).


D. Visa Requirements

Also see Immigration and Citizenship for further information on visa requirements.


For further information, please contact Helen Hemmingsen at



  • The above website links were valid on September 14, 2021.
  • I am not an immigration lawyer, and highly recommend that any companies seek independent legal counsel about entering into Canada as a business visitor.

Vacancies on OWIT-Toronto Board of Directors

We are looking for two new voluntary board members to join our team:

– Interim VP Membership (until Annual General Meeting in early 2022)

– Deputy VP Events, to support our current VP Events, Priti Ruparel.   Planning is underway for our Export Awards to be held in-person in early 2022.  Also planning for virtual webinars in Fall 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop board governance skills for non-profit  organizations.  New board members will draw on a range of experience, talents and a keen interest in international trade and/or women’s economic empowerment.  No previous experience needed.  These two positions could incorporate a role as VP Educational Partnerships.

You’ll need to be a member of OWIT-Toronto or join within a few days of being appointed to this position.  See our membership page for benefits.  If you’re not a member, but are interested in these positions, contact us  to discuss further.

Closing date is September 15, 2021.

If interested, please contact Helen Hemmingsen, President, OWIT-Toronto.