Please refer to IRCC website to learn about a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) and the process to apply for one. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.
Applicants can apply for a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) through one of the two options listed below, please use the Special Event Code: 23WPCC and follow the instruction.
IRCC Portal (TReApp) IRCC website
- To ensure applications are tagged with the Special Event Code listed above, applicants are asked to enter the Special Event Code under the “Special Event Information” section of the TReApp; OR
- To ensure applications are tagged with the Special Event Code above, applicants are asked to select “Other” under “Purpose of Trip” and insert the Special Event Code in the free text box.
- Applicants applying to attend an event hosted by the government of Canada are exempt from the TRV and biometric fees, they can self-identify by applying through this option. When they are asked whether they will be paying fees with their application or whether they meet an exemption. If they choose that they meet an exemption, they will be prompted to upload proof/an explanation of how they meet an exemption when they get to the document upload page.
Please note that visa applications are considered on a case-by-case basis based on the information presented by the applicant. The onus is on the applicant to show that they meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa. While a special event code has been assigned to your event, it does not offer any advantage to the applicant, in terms of a positive visa outcome. The applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive a visa.