Does an eTA guarantee entry into Canada?
Importantly, holding a valid eTA does not automatically guarantee that a traveller will be permitted to enter Canada. eTA’s are, as their name implies, simply an authorization to travel to Canada. On arrival, passengers will still need to present themselves and their documents to a border services officer for permission to enter the country. Any traveller who cannot convince the border services officer of their right to enter Canada will be denied permission to do so.
How to apply ?
Travellers are required to apply for an eTA for travel to Canada through official Canadian Government authorization system. Applying through the official system ensures that individuals information is secure, that they are not overcharged, and offers the facility to check an eTA statut before submitting a new online application.
After remembering to check their eTA statut and that they have a valid passeport, applicants for pleasure travel or business travel, individuals can make their online application. As part of their application, travellers submit their information to secure systems, which usually check the validity of their right to enter Canada and respond within minutes.
If more information is needed, sometimes the validity checks can take a few days, and so it is important that travellers do not wait until the last minute to make their official eTA application.