Biometric is mandatory

 

Immigration Canada - Biometrics to Become Mandatory

 

 

 

 

 Overseas, certain foreign nationals seeking visas to enter Canada will be required to visit a Visa Application Centre (VAC) or a visa office (if a VAC is not available) to give their fingerprints and have their photograph taken in addition to the personal information currently required. (VACs are service providers contracted by the Government of Canada to facilitate the submission of visa applications and are subject to rigorous governance and oversight to ensure quality control. VACs will be the primary channel for collecting biometrics overseas.)