Security | DOMESTIC SECURITY

Lift the Mexican visa requirement for travellers.

Liberal Platform (Page 66) | October 5, 2015
Achieved
Dec 2016

Canada lifts visa requirement on Mexico

Government News Release | December 01, 2016

As of 00:01 EST today, the Government of Canada has lifted the visa requirement on Mexico.

The visa lift underscores the great importance Canada places on its friendship with Mexico, and the closer ties that will come from lifting the visa. The removal of the visa requirement is expected to improve Canada's overall competitiveness as a tourism destination, as well as encourage continued growth of air travel between the two countries - benefitting the Canadian tourism and air travel sectors.

Canada and Mexico are each other's third largest two-way trading partners, and improved bilateral relations stemming from the visa lift will facilitate increased trade and business opportunities.

Jun 2016

Canada drops Mexican visa requirement, Mexico lifts beef ban

CBC News | June 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a number of measures intended to reset Canada's relationship with Mexico during a two-day state visit by President Enrique Pena Nieto, including the lifting of a contentious visa requirement for Mexican travellers starting Dec. 1.

Nov 2015

Justin Trudeau formally commits to lifting visa requirement for Mexicans

CBC News | November 17, 2015

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally committed to removing visa requirements for Mexican citizens entering Canada, a policy imposed by the Conservative government in 2009 to stem the flow of Mexicans seeking asylum here.