International Attendees


International Invitation Letters

Upon request, IOJT issues International Invitation Letters to international attendees wishing to attend the 2022 Conference.

Please note that it may take Canadian Embassies/Consulates three (3) months to process a Visa application. Applicants must check with their respective authorities to determine exact processing requirements. For more information about Canadian government requirements for visitors and contact information for Visa offices, visit

IOJT cannot accept any responsibility for Visa applications, nor will it influence the processing of Visas. Where an attendee is unable to attend the conference because of their failure to obtain a Visa, the cancellation policy for registration fees will apply.

Click here to request a Visa letter

Travel requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

It is recommended that all international attendees review the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada related to flying to or transiting through Canada. For more information, please visit this page.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Review the Government of Canada's official website to apply for an eTA to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport. Find out what it is and how to apply online.

COVID-19 Information

IOJT is actively monitoring government announcements regarding travel restrictions to Canada. Additional changes to entry, testing and quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant are in place. For the latest COVID-19 information click here.

Ottawa Sightseeing and Activities

While in the nation’s capital, you are within walking distance to many of the city’s top attractions. Tour the Parliament buildings, stroll along the scenic Rideau Canal, stop and eat in the historic Byward market, or visit some of the Canada’s leading museums and galleries, including the War Museum, Museum of Civilization, and National Art Gallery.

What to wear in Ottawa during the Fall

In late October, Ottawa’s weather is cool yet comfortable. You can expect pleasant autumn days and brisk nights. At night, you will want to wear a light jacket, fleece, sweater, gloves, and long pants. The key for preparing for October and November in Canada is to pack clothes that can easily be layered on top of each other. This way you can adjust to warmer temperatures and the weather changes throughout the day and night.