Essential travel information

Visitor opportunities and important information regarding your travel to Toronto, Canada for the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024

We are pleased to know you plan to attend the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024 in Toronto! As you prepare for your journey to Canada, we want to provide you with all the essential information to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trip and conference.

Important travel information

Please note that most foreign nationals will require either a need a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada and these must be obtained before travelling. You can check what you need here:

To facilitate your travel arrangements, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has provided details of what you need to know about Canada’s visa application process. The IRCC has shared important guidelines and procedures that will assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation to attend the event.

Please take a moment to download and review the short document. It contains important details about temporary resident visas (TRV) and Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA), application procedures, biometrics requirements, and other relevant information to help you navigate the process successfully.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with this information and apply for your visa or eTA well in advance. This proactive approach will allow ample time for processing and the timely issuance of your travel documents, ensuring you can join and enjoy the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024 with no concerns.

For full details regarding travelling to Canada, see the IRCC website at

Letter of Invitation to obtain your visa

As part of your travel arrangements, you may need to provide a Letter of Invitation as part of your visa application. Event attendees will be able to request a letter of invitation when registering for the event on the event registration platform. This letter will include a code recognised by IRCC to help speed your visa application. Please note: if you register but are then unsuccessful in your visa application and so cannot attend, IWA will refund your Congress delegate registration fee in full (proof required). Register now on the registration platform here.


For details of the official accommodation options, please see this page.

How to Get to the MTCC and hotels downtown

Once you land at the Toronto Pearson Airport: