U.S. visa for Canadian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Canadian passport holders visiting United States for a short-term stay: 6 months.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Canadian citizens to enter United States for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 6 months
Evisa United States e-visa for Canadian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival United States visa on arrival for Canadian citizens Not Available

United States tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Canadian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in United States.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from United States.

If you are looking for United States visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Canada, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of United States nearest your place of residence.

  • Ottawa: The Embassy of United States in Ottawa, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 21 minutes)
  • Winnipeg: The Consulate of United States in Winnipeg, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 21 minutes)
  • Toronto: The Consulate General of United States in Toronto, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 21 minutes)
  • Quebec: The Consulate General of United States in Quebec, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 21 minutes)
  • Montreal: The Consulate General of United States in Montreal, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 21 minutes)
  • Halifax: The Consulate General of United States in Halifax, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 21 minutes)
  • Calgary: The Consulate General of United States in Calgary, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 21 minutes)
  • Vancouver: The Consulate General of United States in Vancouver, Canada (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 21 minutes)

United States visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest United States diplomatic mission offices to Canada for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Canada traveling to United States from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Canada) estimated Change (%)
2008 12,559,593 N/A
2009 11,943,927 -4.90%
2010 12,928,993 8.25%
2011 12,928,993 0.00%
2012 12,682,726 -1.90%
2013 12,436,460 -1.94%
2014 11,289,743 -9.22%
2015 13,028,998 15.41%
2016 11,366,670 -12.76%
2017 11,616,347 2.20%
2018 12,313,327 6.00%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

United States & Canada comparison

United States's area is approximately 9,147,420 km2 (3,531,837 sq mi), while the area of Canada is approximately 9,093,510 km2 (3,511,022 sq mi). This means Canada is 0.59% smaller than United States.

As of December 2021, United States's population is ~514.0 million people - 444,772,163 more people than the population of Canada.

We have highlighted United States & Canada’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

United States Canada Difference
Population (est 2021) 513,988,171 69,216,008 444.8 million more people live in United States than Canada
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 273 144 United States has 129 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Canada.
Travel freedom (2021) 134 129 United States passport holders can visit 5 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 1147 469 U.S. hosts 678 more foreign missions than Canada.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Canada travel to United States in one year?

The number of visitors from Canada visiting United States in 2018 was approximately 12,313,327.

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