Canadian musicians wanting to travel to the U.S. can apply for a visa through the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) (formerly referred to as AFM Canada).
Canadian Presenters wishing to hire foreign performers should be aware that these performers may require either a Visa or Temporary Work Permit and should contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada. A good starting point is to visit their website to determine if a performer requires a work permit. Please refer to the section with the heading "Performing Artists".
Any Canadian organizations seeking to hire foreign workers, irrespective of the purpose being artistic or otherwise, should contact the Temporary Foreign Worker Unit serving Eastern Canada.
For specifics on artists, actors, technicians and similar workers, please refer to the FW1 Foreign Worker Manual - Appendix A - Artistic/Performing Arts (page 110).
The FW 2 Temporary Foreign Worker: Quick Reference Guide groups occupations alphabetically. Please refer to the section "Performing Arts Occupations" on page 6.