Congress attracts a considerable number of attendees and guest speakers from around the world. International attendees can participate at Congress; however, each international attendee should individually confirm for himself/herself whether a visa is required for entry to Canada prior to registering.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides a list of countries for which visa restrictions apply, as well as all other pertinent information attendees may require before making any travel plans. International attendees should give themselves plenty of time as the entire application process can take several months. Note that visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) must still acquire the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This can be done online via the CIC website.
Although the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences organizes Congress with a different host university each year, we are unable to send international attendees a letter of invitation, and we do not provide travel grants. The registration confirmation email which attendees receive from the Federation is automatically generated and does not represent an invitation to attend the Congress for visa purposes.
In addition to registering for Congress, attendees must also register for an association conference. Over 70 association conferences are happening at Congress 2016, and each association is responsible for their own call for papers, program development and registration decisions. Please contact the association which you have registered with to obtain a letter of invitation to participate. The list of participating associations for 2016 is available here.
Once you are ready to register, visit the Register page.