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What is a port of entry (POE) letter?

It’s a letter you may receive from IRCC if you’ve been approved for a

Officially, it’s called the port of entry (POE) letter of introduction. But this letter is sometimes called the

  • correspondence letter
  • introduction letter
  • introductory letter

The letter of introduction is not your study or work permit.

You’ll get this letter if you were approved and you

  • applied online or
  • gave us your email address in your study or work permit application

When you arrive in Canada

Tell the officer at the port of entry about your approved application.

If you don’t have a printed copy of your letter of introduction, you can show

  • an electronic version or
  • the visitor visa in your passport, if you have one

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