If you are a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport (travel document not accepted) and would like to travel to Sweden for a visit (tourism or business travel) and your stay will not exceed 90 days, you do not require a visa.
However, please note that your passport must be valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the EU/Schengen area.
For non-Canadian citizens a Schengen visa is needed.
Schengen visa to Sweden
Canadian residents applying for a Schengen visa can apply at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. through VFS Global, or through the Visa Application centers in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.
There are currently no VFS offices open in Canada or the US.
The only way to apply for a Schengen visa for Sweden is through the Swedish Embassy in Washington. They will only accept applications from applicants that are exempt from the current travel ban for Sweden: https://www.government.se/press-releases/2020/03/temporary-ban-on-travel-to-sweden-due-to-covid-19/.
Please email the Embassy at: email@example.com for information about the application process.
The Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa is the only Swedish passport authority in Canada. Applications cannot be submitted at the honorary consulates in Canada.
All passport applicants must apply in person at the Embassy in Ottawa, by appointment only. Please email if your case is urgent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your name and case number to our migration officer: email@example.com. You should expect an answer between 2-5 working days.
Before applying for a passport the child must be registered in Sweden and issued a coordination number. The Embassy requests a coordination number for the child in connection with the name registration.
If you're a Canadian citizen between the ages of 18-30 years you may be eligible to work, live and travel in Sweden for up to one year with the Working Holiday visa program. Read more and apply online at the Migration Board website.
Apply here if you are fulfilling the requirements for a professional athlete: https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Employed/Special-rules-for-certain-occupations-and-citizens-of-certain-countries/Athletes-and-coaches.html
If you are not a professional athlete and would like to work while you are in Sweden you can apply for the Working Holiday visa, if you are a Canadian citizen 18-30 years old, and haven't used this permit as an athlete before. Apply here: https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Employed/Special-rules-for-certain-occupations-and-citizens-of-certain-countries/Working-holiday-visa-for-young-people.html
If you are not a professional athlete and don't plan to work in Sweden (and won't receive any salary from the club) you can apply for a Visitor residence permit. You have to apply for this permit in person at the Embassy in Ottawa, and in connection with the Embassy visit you will attend an interview. Please send an email to Sweden.firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. Application forms and information can be found here: https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Visiting-relatives-and-friends/Longer-than-90-days.html
Please note, that for all the above permits you need to be outside of Sweden in order for the Migration Agency to make a decision.
Anyone with a residence permit for over 90 days in Sweden needs a Residence permit card. In order to receive the card you have to submit biometrics.
Canadian citizens (and citizens of other visa free countries): Please submit biometrics in Sweden, after arrival. Make an appointment at your closest Migration Agency office on Migrationsverket.se . Some offices have long waiting times, so it's recommended to book a time well in advance.
Citizens of countries that require an entry visa: Since you need your Residence permit card to enter Sweden, you need to submit biometrics at the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa. Please contact the Embassy by e-mail to book an appointment. Please bring your passport for ID purposes. The card will arrive at the Embassy in 2 to 4 weeks, and can either be picked up in person or sent to your home address (a fee applies).