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The introduction and spread of invasive species in freshwater and marine environments is a worldwide problem that is increasing in frequency.

There are various pathways by which non-indigenous invertebrate, fish, and plant species are introduced, become established and cause significant damage to coastal and freshwater ecosystems, and to the economies that depend upon them. Next to habitat loss, invasive species are considered the greatest threat to native biodiversity.



Click here to download the ICAIS 2016 Preliminary Program (January 29, 2016).

Please note that the scheduling of sessions and presentations are both subject to change. Check back for updates.



Do you require a travel visa to enter Canada? Be sure to check with the Canadian Embassy or Consulate for your jurisdiction about visa processing times, and allow sufficient lead time for your application to be processed. If you will require a letter of invitation to accompany your visa application you should make a request well in advance of the conference to the Conference Administrator.

Click here to determine whether you are required to obtain a travel visa to enter Canada (note: subject to change).

As of March 15, 2016, Canada will introduce a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers who fly or transit through Canada. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) will not change. Travellers who are not citizens of Canada or the United States will need an eTA before they board a flight to Canada. Details are available on the Government of Canada website http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp