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Technology Driving Innovation May 2-5, 2004
Sheraton Fallsview
Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada
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Tips for Visitors to Canada

Health insurance
Visitors are NOT COVERED by the Canadian Health Insurance Plan. It is, therefore, recommended that participants arrange their own health and accident insurance. This can be done before leaving home through a local travel agent or medical association.

Taxes
A federal tax (GST) of 7% is applied to most goods and services in Canada. In addition, a provincial sales tax in Ontario of * % is also applied to most purchases. Non-residents can apply for a GST rebate on most goods purchased for use outside Canada. Details are included in the booklet entitled "GST Rebate for Visitors" published by Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise, which is widely available.

Currency
All transactions in Canadian dollars, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted as Niagara Falls is a popular tourist area and located on the Canada-U.S. border.

Voltage
120 volts, 60 Hertz. Adapters can be purchased for about $10 Can.

Government Requirements or Restrictions
Depending of which country you are coming from, and which countries you may be planing to visit (or pass through), you may wish to investigate any requirements or restrictions related to your travel. The following is a small sample of web links for agencies in Canada and the U.S. that you may wish to use in your planning. (note - a transit stop may require a visa or more)
- Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Government of Canada, Requirements for Visiting
- U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security


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