Registration Fees:

All fees are shown in Canadian funds and include all taxes. They provide access to sessions, the Welcome Reception, the Exhibit Hall and Congress publications.

Before March 31st Before Aug. 1st After Aug. 1st
Full Congress - Regular $780 CAN $875 CAN $995 CAN
Full Congress – Student* $375 CAN $400 CAN $455 CAN
Full Congress – Developing Countries** $400 CAN $400 CAN $455 CAN
Individual Days $250 CAN $290 CAN $315 CAN
Individual Days – Student* $170 CAN $170 CAN $200 CAN
Individual Days – Palliative Care Volunteer $85 CAN $85 CAN $85 CAN

* Please provide proof of full-time student status (copy of current student card or letter from your programme director)

** Rate available ONLY to participants residing in countries listed as “Low” and “Lower middle” income by the World Bank (click here to see the list of countries). Proof of residence required.

† Offered only to palliative care volunteers only; does not include a bag. Please provide a letter on letterhead from your volunteer coordinator in order to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Participants unable to attend the Congress after having paid their registration fees must provide a written request to receive a refund (less 25% administration charges) no later than August 19th, 2016.

Requests received after this date will not be considered.

All approved refunds will be issued after the Congress.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration will be accepted. Participants wishing to register on site are advised to arrive early.

Registration Hours

Monday, October 17 15:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, October 18 07:30 to 18:30
Wednesday, October 19 07:00 to 17:30
Thursday, October 20 07:00 to 17:30
Friday, October 21 07:00 to 14:00

Accompanying Persons

Participants may purchase additional tickets for their accompanying persons to attend the Welcome Reception. The cost per ticket will be $40 CAN and will include a glass of wine or beverage of their choice and light refreshments. It will also be possible to purchase tickets for the networking lunches and the concert of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal to take place on Thursday, October 20. Please visit this page closer to the event for more information.

Thursday Evening OSM Concert

Details on the special concert of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) will be available here closer to the event, along with a link to purchase your tickets at a preferential rate.

Ground Transportation

More information coming soon.

IAHPC Travelling Scholarships

More information coming soon.

Getting Your Travel Visa

Submission of Applications:

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that you visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing your visa application. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.

You are encouraged to submit your visa application well in advance of the date of the event at a Visa Application Centre or on-line E-applications (e-Apps).


This system allows clients to submit applications online. If you need a visa but require your passport for other travel purposes, you are strongly encouraged to submit your visa applications on-line (e-Apps ). Those who choose to apply on-line will not have to submit their passport until a decision has been taken on their applications. If required, the visa office will send the applicant instructions on how and where to send their passports to finalize the visa process.

Visa Application Centres (VACs)

VACs are commercial service providers authorized by Canada to provide specific services to applicants.
VACs provide a number of services including helping applicants to fill out forms, answer questions and ensure that applications are complete, thereby reducing unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.

Applicants that are required to provide biometrics information as part of the visa application process can do so at a VAC. Additional information on the biometrics requirements is available at the CIC website.

VACs send applications to Visa Offices and transmit decisions to applicants in a secure and confidential manner. VACs do not process visa applications and play no role in the decision-making process

Visa Applications Processing Times

Processing time for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of the year. Participants should be encouraged to apply early for their visas, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents. Please visit the CIC website for information on the time it takes to process visa applications at the various visa offices.