Applying for eTA will give you the appropriate permission to enter the Canadian border and without
it you will not be allowed to visit Canada, unless you have another form of visa that covers the
purpose of your trip. eTA gives you authorization to visit Canada or business, tourism and travel
purposes for up to six months at a time (provided your passport is valid).
You can apply for eTA
using the online form
and it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the
questions. You will need to complete some passport information, personal information, contact details
and eligibility questions. Usually you will get confirmation of your application within just a few
minutes but it can take up to 72 hours. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply for eTA at least
72 hours before you are planning to travel to Canada, or even earlier than that.