Ranked top convention city in America

Montréal is a beautiful city renowned for its international flavour and inspiring diversity. Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, it is home to approximately 1.6 million residents and the largest bilingual workforce in Canada. It is the largest French-speaking city outside France and a perfect blend of European energy and North American efficiency. One of the world's top convention cities, there's something for everyone here. You'll find a friendly population, world-famous gastronomy , and an atmosphere of celebration !

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To visit Canada, you must have a valid passport. Citizens of certain countries and territories also need a visa to enter Canada. Please note that Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the Canadian visa office responsible for processing their visa application. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required. Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

Biometrics (Global Expansion)

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to give your biometrics:

  • Starting July 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and
  • Starting December 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to fast facts about Biometrics.

To find out if you need an eTA or a visa, go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

For details on what you are allowed to bring with you into Canada (gifts, merchandise, etc.), go to Canada Border Services Agency website.

Applying for a Visa support letter

As part of the visa application process, you may be required to include a visa support letter. To request a visa support letter, register for the CPS-IoT Week, and then email your request to the ACM Headquarters with the following information included:

  • Your name as it appears in your passport,
  • Your current postal mailing address,
  • CPS-IoT Week 2019 as the name of the venue you wish to attend,
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conferences at the CPS-IoT Week 2019, please provide the title, the conference name, and indicate whether you are the "sole author" or a "co-author",
  • Your registration confirmation number.

Visa support letters are processed in the order they are received. You will receive a PDF letter by email in 7-10 business days. The PDF serves as a signed electronic version of the original letter. Please print out your PDF visa support letter and take it with you to your visa appointment. The original letter is mailed only upon an explicit request. Note that visa support letters will be provided to only those participants who have registered and paid for the venue. Should a participant withdraw from the conference after the issue of the visa support letter, the consulate will be notified of the withdrawal accordingly.

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.