Visitor visa delays is a major source of concern for international artists performing in Canada. Yet, there are solutions to this problem.
November 8, 2019 – Do you present artists from abroad and need help facilitating artists’ entry to Canada? It’s now possible to register with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Special Events Unit in order to help artists get their visitor visa on time for their performance in Cana...Read More
July 11, 2019 – Finding a balance between national interests and cross-border mobility of artists is a though act. Here is a series of positive and negative updates for the performing arts sector. Visitor Visa Denials Impacting Canadian Presenters An article in Le Devoir brought to light recent case...Read More
June 13 2019 – Cultural diplomacy should be a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, affirms Senate Committee. After a year-long study on the role of arts and culture in foreign policy, the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade released a long-awaited report, titled Cultural Diplom...Read More
July 19, 2018 – An article in The Globe and Mail confirmed a worrying trend: visitor visa refusal rates are soaring. Moreover, visa applicants will soon be required to provide biometrics. Although visitor visas are not required of all visiting artists, those who do will now have to overcome major ad...Read More
June 11, 2018 – The Canada Revenue Agency has put in place a simplified income tax process for non-resident artists and athletes. This administrative change is a direct outcome of advocacy carried by the Performing Arts Tax Working Group.
June 5, 2018 – The Canadian Arts Coalition published a comprehensive update on parliamentary studies on culture. One of these studies could be particularly important for anyone involved in international tours and market development.