Arriving by Plane

Flying into Saskatoon, you will land at the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) which is located 5 km (about 10 minutes) from downtown.  The airport is named for the Saskatchewan politician who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1957-1963.

Check out the transportation options from the airport:

Once downtown, you have many options for transportation if needed:


Public Transit:


Taxis and Ridesharing – Uber, and taxis are available

Canadians (including dual and Canadian permanent residents) and USA citizens need to only carry a valid passport to travel to and within Canada. However, depending on your country or territory, you may need to obtain a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in addition to holding a valid passport. Find more information regarding entry requirements to Canada here.

A letter of invitation can be provided to those who require one for visas or other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.


To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register for the Conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full (full conference registration is required). Please be advised that the Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters for payments made by cheque or bank transfer.


It is recommended you start your visa application at least 3 months before the event you wish to attend (registration opens in March which will provide you plenty of time). In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter. Please note that cancellations after the preregistration cut-off may result in a partial or full cancellation fee. 


A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country.


The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 3 months prior to the event.