Canadian citizens do not require a visa for visits to Finland, provided that their stay does not exceed 90 days within the period of 6 months. However, a passport is required to enter the country. If the intended length of stay in Finland and within the Schengen area exceeds 90 days, a residence permit is required.
Airport transit visas are needed by citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
Citizens otherwise requiring a visa to enter Finland are permitted to use the international part of the airport during intermediate landing without a visa or an airport transit visa.
Effective 1st of June 2015, Switzerland represents Finland in issuances of Schengen visas in Canada. The Embassy of Finland in Ottawa only processes Schengen visa applications for holders of a diplomatic or service passport.
Residents of the following provinces will submit their Schengen visa applications to Finland at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montréal: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec and the territory of Nunavut.
Residents of the following provinces will submit their Schengen visa applications to Finland at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
For more information and instructions on applying for a Schengen visa to Finland in Canada, please see the website of the Representation of Switzerland in Canada.