For Canadian Citizens
Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for the entry purpose of a short term visit (e.g Tourism, Visiting friends or relatives, Attending business meetings) up to 180 days. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in commercial activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa.
Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements
Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they want to engage in commercial activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose. The most recent informaiton about visa waiver agreements is available at http://www.immigration.go.kr/ → click English
※ Check to see your passport is in good condition : Passport must remain valid for at least 6 months. Seriously damaged or worn passports will not be accepted.