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The official languages ​​are English and French.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

05/23/2022 day of the victory

07/01/2022 Canadian National Day

05.09.2022 Labor Day

10/10/2022 Thanksgiving day

11/11/2022 Memorial Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

The above public holidays apply nationwide. Additional regional holidays are listed under each province.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Canada: 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars (or cigarillos) and 200 fine-cut tobacco (sticks) and 200 g of tobacco*; 1.14L of spirits or 1.5L of wine or up to 8.5L of canned/bottled beer*; Gifts valued up to Can$60 per person (but no alcohol or tobacco products). [*] Alcohol and tobacco allowances shown apply to persons 18 years and older entering Alberta, Manitoba and Québec and to persons 19 years and older entering British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

Import Restrictions

Hunting weapons and the corresponding ammunition may only be imported with a permit. Each Canadian province has its own import regulations in this regard. Animal products, seeds, meat, fruits, vegetables and other foods are subject to special import regulations. It is therefore recommended not to bring these with you to Canada. Certain species of turtles and Haitian items made from animal fur are not allowed into the country. The consular representations provide more detailed information (see contact addresses).

Prohibited Imports

Firearms, explosives, endangered plants and animals, drugs (including cannabis).

Prohibited Exports

including drugs (including cannabis). More information is available from Canada Customs (

Contact addresses

Canada Visa Application Center (CVAC) Berlin
Neue Grünstr. 17/18
+ 49 89 2154 0176.

Mon-Fri from 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Canada Visa Application Center (CVAC) Vienna
Fernkorngasse 10, 2nd floor, office N/203
+ 49 89 2154 0176. /

Mon-Fri 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Canadian Embassy

The Canadian Embassy in Paris is also responsible for applicants from Switzerland.

130, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e
+33 (0) 1 44 43 29 00.

Mon/Wed/Fri 09.00-12.00.

Canadian Embassy

(Without issuing a visa.)
Note: Visas can be applied for online. Application forms upon written request from the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Application forms and information are also available in Bern.

Consulate without a visa in Geneva.

Kirchenfeldstrasse 88
+41 (0) 31 357 32 00.

Mon-Thu 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00, Fri 08.00-13.30. Consular section: Mon-Fri 08.30-11.30.

Embassy of Canada
Laurenzerberg 2 / 3rd floor
+43 (1) 531 38 30 00. austrian/

Mon-Fri 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Canadian Embassy

(Without issuing a visa.)

Consulates without a visa in Düsseldorf and Munich. Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart.

Leipziger Platz 17
+49 (30) 20 31 20.

Mon-Fri 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-17.00.

Canada Visa Application Center (CVAC) Dusseldorf

c/o VFS Services Germany GmbH

Karl-Strasse 104, 3rd floor
+49 (0211) 97 26 62 02.

Application submission: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ID card collection: Mon-Fri 2.30-4.30 p.m.


Business etiquette

International business practices including appointment scheduling and business cards.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Business contacts



The country code is 001. Public payphones are located throughout Canada at airports, bus terminals, subway stations, shopping malls and central plazas. Many public phones can be used with phone cards and credit cards. However, payphones are becoming increasingly rare due to the popularity of mobile phones. Mon-Fri 6:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. and Sat-Mon 12:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. calls are cheaper.

Mobile phone

1900/850 GSM, 3G and 4G. Canadian wireless carriers include Bell, Telus and Rogers. Mobile phones can be hired locally and used in conjunction with a local prepaid card. In remote areas the reception is sometimes not very good. There are roaming contracts with many international mobile phone providers. One should, however, about the z. T. various local fees and ask your provider about the fees. It is advisable to have an individual international usage plan drawn up by your own mobile phone provider.


Free WiFi access is offered by many hotels, restaurants, cafes and most public places (eg libraries, airports and train stations). Mobile surfing on the Internet is made possible, among other things, by the chargeable Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots. Internet cafes can be found in many cities.

Post office

A letter to Europe takes three to six days. In addition to the post office, stamps are also available in hotels, drugstores, small convenience stores and train stations.

Post office hours

Mon-Fri 09.30-17.00, Sat 09.00-12.00. City post offices are open later, the opening hours in the provinces are different.


Numerous German-language radio stations can be received over the Internet in Canada.

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