Due to the continued impact of the pandemic and province-wide restrictions by the order and the direction of the provincial health officer, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) for 2021.

Please visit our VSP COVID-19 information page to stay up-to-date on the program’s response.

Travel Documents

Students requiring visas and eTAs should begin the application process immediately after reviewing their LoA. Students cannot commence “Step 3: Flight, Accommodation, and Roommate Form” until they have received their Visa/eTA and their e-receipt.


Entry requirements to Canada are determined by your home country. Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web page if you need a Visitor Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) It generally takes four weeks or more to process your Visitor Visa. 


If you need to apply for a Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa):

Apply for a Visitor Visa using the IMM5256 Guide for further instructions. If you need help, contact your nearest visa application centre (VAC). 

For a step-by-step Temporary Resident Visa tutorial, please click here.


If you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA):

Apply online for your eTA. To apply, you must have a valid passport, a credit or a debit card, an email address, and answer a few questions in the online application.