There are countries where Canadian citizens can travel without Visa. In fact, there are about 184 of such countries that Canadian citizens can go visa-free. This is one of the reasons many people are jostling for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) via the various immigration schemes. The most popular of these schemes is the Canadian Express Entry for Skilled Immigrants.
You may be wondering, “how does getting a Canadian PR help you travel to all these countries when PR doesn’t equate citizenship?” Well, I will explain it to you if you don’t already know. When you have a Canadian Permanent Residency, you on track to become a citizen. Did you ask how? Okay, the common practice among Permanent Residents is to apply for Citizenship after 5 years of living in Canada. However, living in Canada as a PR is not the only requirement.
To see how to apply for the Citizenship of Canada in three main steps, click that link.
Countries you can visit without Visa as a Canadian Citizen
This is just one of the benefits that come with being a Canadian citizen. Many people would like to live in the United States of America (USA) but had to settle for Canada before it is also up there. What many of these people, however, don’t know is that when you have Canadian citizenship, you can enter and leave the US as you like. Yes, with Canadian citizenship, you can go to the United States without Visa and live there for up to 6 months.
It gets better, Canadian citizenship does not only give you access to the United States but also gives you visa-free entry to the United Kingdom. This also applies to many countries in Europe and the Caribbean Islands. Where else would you want to be? These are the most sought-after destinations in the world. So why not set yourself on the path to becoming a Canadian citizen via the IRCC’s Express Entry program?
Breakdown of Visa-free Countries for Canadian Cities by Duration of Stay
Below are lists of countries that you can visit based on the duration they allow you to stay visa-free. The duration ranges from a couple of weeks to one year.
1-year Visa-free Stay for Canadian Citizens
- Georgia – 360 Days
8-Month Visa-free Stay
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- South Korea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- United Kingdom
- United States
3-Month (90 days) Visa-free Stay
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- French Guiana
- The Gambia
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos
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6 Weeks of Visa-free Stay
- Saint Lucia
30 Days of Visa-free Stay
- The British Virgin Islands
- Cook Islands
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Two (2) weeks of Visa-free Stay
- Brunei – 14 Days
- Lesotho – 14 Days
- Sao Tome and Principe – 15 Days
Visa on Arrival for Canadian Citizens
Some countries allow you to visit easily but with a visa-on-arrival policy. This means that you can travel to those countries without a visa but once you land in the country, you must get a visa from the officers at the airport. You may be required to fill a form or submit a form that you must have filled online before leaving your country. An application fee might also apply, so, make sure you check the amount and have the money handly before you leave your country.
Just like the Visa-free countries, those that give a Visa on arrival also have set durations. They are as follows.
90 – 180 Days
- Armenia (180 Days)
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Marshall Islands
- Soloman Islands
The following are those that give you between 30 to 60 days to live freely after getting a visa on arrival.
30 – 60 Days Stay
- Angola – 1 month (30 Days)
- Azerbaijan – 1 month (30 Days)
- Bangladesh – 1 month (30 Days)
- Benin – 1 month (30 Days)
- Burkina Faso – 1 month (30 Days)
- Cambodia – 1 month (30 Days)
- Cape Verde – 1 month (30 Days)
- Comoros – 1 month and a half (45 Days)
- Djibouti – 1 month (30 Days)
- Egypt – 1 month (30 Days)
- India – 2 months (60 Days)
- Jordan – 1 month (30 Days)
- Laos – 1 month (30 Days)
- Lebanon – 1 month (30 Days)
- Maldives – 1 month (30 Days)
- Mauritania – 1 month (30 Days)
- Mozambique – 31 month (30 Days)
- Oman – 1 month (30 Days)
- Palau – 1 month (30 Days)
- Papua New Guinea – 2 months (60 Days)
- Rwanda – 1 month (30 Days)
- Samoa – 2 months (60 Days)
- Somalia – 1 month (30 Days)
- Sri Lanka – 1 month (30 Days)
- Tajikistan – 1 month and a half (45 Days)
- Timor-Leste – 1 month (30 Days)
- Tonga – 1 month (30 Days)
- Tuvalu – 1 month (30 Days)
- Uganda – 1 month (30 Days)
- United Arab Emirates – 1 month (30 Days)
- Vietnam – 1 month (30 Days)
Take note that 30 days means 30 days. Therefore, if you enter any of these territories, you only get to spend the exact number of days. Even if a month has 31 days, you don’t get to stay for the full month, you stay for only 30 days.