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Lift the Mexican visa requirement for travellers.

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October 5, 2015

Thursday December 1, 2016 | Government News Release

Canada lifts visa requirement on Mexico

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.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 | CBC News

Canada drops Mexican visa requirement, Mexico lifts beef ban

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.

Tuesday November 17, 2015 | CBC News

Justin Trudeau formally commits to lifting visa requirement for Mexicans

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.