We have created this page to provide you with all the information you need to contact the US Consulate in Toronto, Canada as it relates to filing or renewing an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa or an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa. This page is designed not only to help you find out who to contact at the US Embassy in Canada, but we have also provided other interesting facts about the E2 Visa and E1 visa.
Moving to the U.S. and starting a business or franchise is a dream for a lot of people and the E-2 and E-1 visas are ideal for entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and those seeking to trade in good or services with the U.S. and their home country.
US Consulate Toronto
The following graphic includes the address where you will need to go for your interview prior to receiving your E-2 or E-1 Visa, and the specific email address you can use should you wish to communicate directly with the US Consulate in Toronto, Canada, or apply for your E-2 or E-1 visa. It also includes a telephone number that is applicable whether you are calling from Canada or the U.S. The phone number can be used to arrange payment of fees and schedule appointments with the US Consulate in Toronto.
This specific graphic contains all the information for the primary U.S. Consulate for E-2 Visas in Canada, which is in the city of Toronto. Please feel free to download and print the graphic for your reference.
The relationship between the US and Canada
The relationship between Canada and the United States has historically been extensive, given the fact that both Countries are geographic neighbors, share the same border, and their increasingly close cultural, economic and ethical similarities. Although both countries have shared similar cultural and ethical behavior, their use of the English language differs when it comes to certain variations of British words vs American words, even though geographically, they are much closer, Canada shares more British words than American words.
Their shared economic and cultural past has resulted in one of the most stable and mutually beneficial international relationships in the world. For both countries, the level of trade with the other is at the top of the annual combined import-export total. Each year the figures are constantly and consistently increasing when it comes to Tourism and migration between the two countries.
Canada & U.S. Economic Growth and Relationship
There has been a long economic history of investment between Canada and the U.S. The Canada–US two-way merchandise trade is the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world, totaling $673 billion in 2017. Exports were $340.7 billion, while imports were $332.3 billion.
These are colossal mutually beneficial figures for the U.S. and Canada that would never have been made possible if it wasn’t for their historically and presently strong economic relationship.
Quick Facts About Canada
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The current population of Canada is 37,203,678 (as of April 2019 – per United Nations estimates).
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] Canada population is equivalent to 0.48% of the total world population.
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] Canada ranks number 38 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The population density in Canada is 4 per Km2 (11 people per mi2).
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The total land area is 9,093,510 Km2 (3,511,022 sq. miles)
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] 82.5 % of the population is urban (30,765,151 people in 2019)
[icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The median age in Canada is 40.7 years.
E2 Visa Approval Rates for Canada
The graph below displays the latest 5-year summary of E2 visa approval rates for nationals of Canada from 2015 to 2019. It includes the percentage increase or decrease in the number of E2 Visa approvals per year. Canada has one of the highest numbers of E2 Visa applicants out of all the eligible E2 visa countries. Each visa application requires a comprehensive and professionally written immigration business plan.
Follow these 5 steps when applying for the E2 Visa and your US visa application in Toronto.
1. Complete Your Forms
Complete Form DS-160 and upload your photo (your photo must meet the photograph requirements).
2. Pay Your Fees and Schedule
Create a user account, pay the visa fee and schedule a consular appointment interview with the US Consulate General in Toronto.
3. Email the Toronto Consulate
Within two days after scheduling the appointment interview, submit the supporting documents to the US Consulate by email to TRTNIV@state.gov using one of the required formats.
4. Attend your interview at the US Consulate Toronto
You will have to attend the interview at the US Consulate in Toronto, Canada and take your complete (printed) E visa application package with you. The Consulate will keep your passport during processing and will deliver your passport, visa, and documents to you using the method you selected when registering for your visa appointment.
5. Wait to be contacted by the US Consulate in Toronto
Processing time usually tends to take around 3-5 working days for your US visa application in Toronto, at which time you will be contacted by the US Consulate Toronto about your E2 visa.
When the E-2 and E-1 Visas became available for Canadian Nationals
On January 1st, 1993, the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa and the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa became available for nationals of Canada. This has enabled Canadian citizens to capitalize on the many opportunities that the United States has to offer. Thousands of entrepreneurs and investors have started businesses in the U.S., while others have purchased businesses and franchises. This has provided Canadian nationals with a better quality of life and has boosted the U.S. economy and created many jobs for U.S. workers. The following graphic summarizes the number of E2 visa approvals for Canadian nationals in 2019.
How many E-1 Visas are Issued to Canadians Monthly?
The following graph illustrates the number of E1 visas issued to Canadian nationals on a monthly basis.
What the E-2 Visa does for Canadian Nationals
Canada has a treaty with the United States which gives Canadian nationals the opportunity to obtain E-2 visas. The E-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that is issued for a maximum of 5 years (60 months). It is quite typical for an E-2 visa to be issued for 2 years (not 5), and for nationals of Canada, the E visas can be renewed indefinitely assuming you still qualify. All E-2 visa applications must be submitted with a comprehensive 5-year business plan. The E-2 Visa Business Plan must include financial projections, a market and industry analysis, competitor analysis, an executive summary, a 5-year hiring plan, and much more.
U.S. Consulate Toronto
The U.S. Consulate General Toronto is located downtown at 360 University Avenue, on the west side, between Dundas and Queen Street, midway between the St. Patrick and Osgoode subway stations.Note: The entrance for all American Citizen Services is on 360 University Blvd. The entrance for all Visa services is at 225 Simcoe Street, directly behind the University Avenue entrance.
360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4
General email to inquire about U.S. visas: TRTNIV@state.gov
Specific email for electronically submitting an E-1 or E-2 visa application and supporting documents to the US Consulate in Toronto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the US Consulate Toronto website for further information on E visa applications.
Telephone for scheduling or payment of fees:
(416) 595-1700 (Within Canada or the U.S.)
JDC Consultancy Client Review – US Consulate Canada
After initially trying to put my business plan together myself in an effort to obtain my E2 Investor Visa I quickly realized I was in over my head. I initially approached another firm that kept complicating the process and kept trying to “scare” me into buying more consulting time.
I walked away and didn’t think I’d ever be able to put this together. Then I was introduced to JDC Consultancy and everything changed. For a flat fee they put together my entire E2 business plan from beginning to end including the financials. They guided me step by step throughout the process and offered great insight into my company as well.
I’m incredibly grateful and fortunate for having worked with them. I highly recommend their services.
Nick Capozzi – CSM Digital
Formerly from Canada, relocated to Arizona
For a complete list of E2 Treaty Countries take a look at our page dedicated on this.