IAM representatives from the United States who are assigned to the 2011 National Staff Conference scheduled for June 12-16, Toronto, Ontario, are reminded that they need a valid U.S. passport to enter Canada. If you do not have a current passport, you should apply for, or update, your passport as soon as possible. Click here to go to the State Department website for the application form and further instructions.
Another concern is extra charges for international cell phone usage. Before leaving for the Staff Conference, contact your cell phone carrier about making and receiving calls while in Canada. Most major phone companies have ongoing or temporary service plans that allow you to make international calls. Call your carrier for specific information about your phone plan. Also, international text messaging is much more expensive, and IAM staff using IAM-issued cell phones should limit their use of text messaging.