IAM representatives and delegates attending the 2012 Grand Lodge Convention in 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 U.S. State Department website for the application form and further instructions.
Another concern is extra charges for international cell phone usage. Before leaving for the Convention, 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 and data charges are expensive. IAM staff using IAM-issued cell phones should limit their use of text messaging.