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Welcome to Canada

Canada

Information & Facts

Duty Free

The following goods may be imported into Canada without incurring customs duty:
 
• 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 200g of loose tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks per person over 18 years of age.
• 1.5L of wine or 1.14L of spirits or 8.5L of beer or ale per person over 18 years of age if entering Alberta, Manitoba and Québec, and over 19 years if entering British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
• Non-residents can bring gifts to the value of C$60 per gift (excluding advertising matter, business-related materials, tobacco or alcoholic beverages).
• Canadian residents can bring goods to the value of C$200 for trips out of the country of 24 hours or more (excluding alcohol and tobacco) and C$800 for trips of 48 hours or more (including alcohol and tobacco).
 

Electricity

120 volts AC, 60Hz. North American-style flat two-pin (with or without round grounding pin) plugs are standard.

Passport Visa

CANADA VISA REQUIREMENT (TOURIST, BUSINESS, SEMINAR & TRAINING
 
1) 2 passport photographs (Colored on white background)
2) Bio data page
3) Previous passports showing travel history.
4) Invitation:  letter from the person or business you will visit dates, duration, purpose and contact information
5) Proof of funds: If you are self employed, you must submit evidence of sufficient to cover your travel and expenses while in Canada
Evidence includes: A certified bank statement with three months history including one month prior to or the same months as your application submission, or investments, in your name or business name.
If you are invited, your host in Canada may voluntarily provide financial documents such as recent Bank statement for saving accounts, short term and /or long term deposit that show their names.
6) Proof of business
7) Proof of employments
8) Marriage certificates and birth certificates for each family member whether or not they are requesting a visa
9) For minor applicants: Must have a letter from school.

Time

Canadian time zones are basically the same as mainland American time zones. After all, Canada is directly above America (except Canada goes a little further east).

Tipping

Tipping is a standard practice. Generally you can expect to tip:
 
    Restaurant waitstaff 15% to 20%
 
    Bar staff $1 per drink
 
    Hotel bellhop $1 to $2 per bag
 
    Hotel room cleaners From $2 per day (depending on room size and messiness)
 
    Taxis 10% to 15%
 
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