The Ministry of Youth and Sports met with officials from the Canadian High Commission to discuss among other things issues relating to the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup scheduled to take place in Canada from the 5th of August to the 24th of August, 2014.

Following the outcome of the meeting, the Ministry wishes to inform all prospective football fans and the media that each application for a temporary resident visa to Canada would be assessed by the High Commission on its own merits.

The Ministry would also wish to inform interested applicants to visit the Canadian High Commission website for all necessary information and also to apply as soon as possible so as to avoid any delays in the processing of their visa applications by the High Commission.

Complete information about temporary stay in Canada is also available at: All application forms and relevant guidelines can be downloaded (at no cost) online at:

We wish to encourage all women groups, the media and supporters unions to do same.