Secretary Blinken’s Calls with Foreign Minister Garneau, Foreign Minister Maas, and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke separately today with Canadian Foreign Minister Garneau, German Foreign Minister Maas, and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg to discuss with them the United States’ plans to reduce our civilian footprint in Kabul in light of the evolving security situation. Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Level 2 Travel Advisory

   Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada:  Canada – Travel Advisory August 10, 2021  Canada – Level 2 Travel Advisory The Department of State has revised the Travel Advisory for Canada to Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution.”  The Centers for Disease Control has revised the Travel Notice for Canada to Level 2 due to COVID-19, indicating ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada:  Update on Canadian Entry Restrictions

Canada Border Changes – August 9, 2021 Entry restrictions for foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) coming to Canada remain in place, but the Government of Canada has announced the easing of border measures for certain fully vaccinated travelers beginning at 12:01 am on August 9, 2021. Effective August 9, 2021, U.S. citizens and permanent residents ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Ottawa (Expired U.S. Passports)

Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Ottawa (Expired U.S. Passports)   Location:  Canada Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the ... Read More»

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on USTR Request for USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel on Canada Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Administration

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative made a request to initiate a dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to challenge Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) Read More»

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today held a virtual meeting with Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, on the eve of the first Free Trade Commission meeting of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Canada due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Canada due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Canada. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Canada. Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

Secretary Blinken and Secretary General Stoltenberg discussed our collective future in Afghanistan, noting that, as we have consistently said, the NATO Alliance went in to Afghanistan together, adjusted to changing circumstances together, and will leave together. Read More»

Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Katherine Brucker on Canada’s National Day of Observance for COVID-19

March 11, 2021 For Immediate Release Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Katherine Brucker on Canada’s National Day of Observance for COVID-19   “President Biden has said, in order to heal, we must remember. Today we join our Canadian friends and partners in commemorating all those who lost their lives because of COVID-19. As we ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Rosemary Barton of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 28, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Rosemary Barton of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation   QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, nice of you to make the time.  Appreciate it. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s good to be with you. QUESTION:  Obviously we’re doing this in strange circumstances.  It must be hard to be a diplomat ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

The two leaders committed to a collaborative approach to combatting COVID-19 and building back better, following up on President Biden’s virtual bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and the announcement of the U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap on February 23. Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Mexico and Canada

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow on his first “virtual trip,” visiting Mexico and Canada on February 26.  Secretary Blinken’s virtual travel prioritizes the health and safety of everyone involved, while demonstrating the significance of our partnerships with our neighbors and some of our closest partners.  Read More»

U.S.-Canada High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition

To jointly address climate change and demonstrate global leadership on the climate crisis, Canada and the United States have joined to form a high-level dialogue.  This dialogue will elevate and advance long-standing cooperation between the two countries that share many of the same risks and can benefit from many of the same opportunities. Read More»

Fact Sheet: The United States-Canada Partnership

Today, President Biden will jointly unveil a new initiative with our Canadian partners and friends: The U.S.- Canada Partnership Roadmap. The Roadmap is a blueprint for our whole-of-government relationship, based on our shared values and commitment to work in partnership on areas of mutual concern, such as the recovery from COVID-19 and global health security, ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada:  Update on Canadian International Travel Restrictions

The Government of Canada announced new COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements affecting land and air travel to Canada.  These changes are summarized as follows:  Land Border: Effective February 15, 2021, travelers arriving to Canada by land will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the United States within 72 ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Canada Announces Additional Restrictions on International Travel 

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Canada Announces Additional Restrictions on International Travel February 1, 2021   On January 29, the Government of Canada announced several new rules on international travel designed to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada.  The full text of the announcement is ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Update on Canadian International and Domestic Travel Restrictions – January 15, 2021

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada:  Update on Canadian International and Domestic Travel Restrictions: The U.S. and Canadian governments have agreed to extend cross-border travel restrictions to non-essential travel through February 21, 2021.       Read More»

United States and Canada sign new Agreement on the use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker, on behalf of the U.S. government, signed the new General Coordination Agreement on the Use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum by Terrestrial Radiocommunication Stations and Earth Stations (GCA) with the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada September 20, 2020  Event:  Hurricane Teddy – Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement for Hurricane Teddy Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island) Hurricane Teddy is expected to impact parts of the Atlantic provinces Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September ... Read More»

Security Alert – Update – U. S. Embassy Canada, Canada

August 22, 2020 Location:  Ottawa, Canada Event:  The Ottawa Police Service has reopened the area of Mackenzie King Bridge and the pedestrian path along Colonel By Drive. Additional information can be found on through the  Ottawa Police Service For Assistance: The U.S. Embassy, is located at 490 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Stricter Rules for Transiting Canada to or from Alaska

July 30, 2020 Location: Canada Event: Stricter Rules for Transiting Canada to and from Alaska Information: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that as of July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am PDT stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to or from Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose. Travel restrictions ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Modified Canadian Entry Restrictions for Immediate Family Members

U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO CANADA Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Modified Canadian Entry Restrictions for Immediate Family Members June 10, 2020   Location: Canada Event: Modified Canadian Entry Restrictions for Certain Immediate Family Members Information:  Modified Canadian Entry Restrictions for Immediate Family Members While most foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Canada for discretionary ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Québec City Organizes Discussion on Gender Equality

In cooperation with Quebec High School, U.S. Consulate General Québec City was pleased to host a virtual discussion on Balancing the Scales, an American Film showcase documentary on gender equity by lawyer and filmmaker Sharon Rowen. Dr. Mélanie Zimmerman, Consul General of the United States in Québec City, moderated the discussion on gender equality and was ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Answers for U.S. Citizens in Canada (April 1, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Answers for U.S. Citizens in Canada April 1, 2020 Location: Canada Event: COVID-19 Update, Answers for U.S. citizens in Canada Information: Q: I heard on the news that U.S. Embassies and Consulates are closed. Can I get any support as an American citizen? A: We are always ready to provide ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (March 31, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Canada: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 March 31, 2020 Location: Canada Event: Public Health Reminder to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Information: American and Canadian health officials agree that physical distancing can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare workers and first responders are working ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada – February 26, 2020

Environment Canada  has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Southern Ontario, including Ottawa. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult and as a result we will not be able to provide routine consular services.  If you had scheduled an appointment with American Citizen Services please email  OttawaACS@state.gov  to reschedule it. Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ottawa – January 8, 2020

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ottawa – January 8, 2020   Location: Worldwide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens worldwide.  U.S. citizens around the world are reminded to be mindful of their personal security. The Embassy and Consulates General will continue to monitor the overall ... Read More»

First Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Working Group

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 4, 2019   First Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Working Group   On October 3, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht hosted Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper and representatives from the U.S. and Canadian governments for the first U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Working ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Montreal, Canada September 27, 2019   Location:  Local authorities expect demonstrators to travel from Mount Royal Park to Rue Sherbrooke and Rue St. Laurent, then traverse the city via Boulevard Rene Levesque en route to the Old Port area. Event:  On Friday, September 27, downtown Montreal will be ... Read More»

The United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Co-Sponsor UNGA Side Event on “The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang”

Today, the United States co-sponsored with Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom a panel discussion on “The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang” on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Montreal, Canada

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Consulate located at 1155 Saint-Alexander Street and Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R6 Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on September 20 at 5 p.m. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada – September 5, 2019

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada September 5, 2019 Event:  Hurricane Dorian – Environment Canada has issued a Weather Information Statement for Hurricane Dorian  Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, St Pierre and Miquelon) Hurricane Dorian is expected to severely impact parts of the Atlantic ... Read More»

Canada and the United States: Strengthening Our Alliance

The Secretary will travel to Ottawa, Canada, on August 22, where he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss our strong bilateral relationship and ways to broaden and deepen our economic and security ties. Read More»

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Invites International Applicants for the 2020 Professional Fellows Program

The Department of State is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program will be accepted through September 18, 2019. This year, the Fellows Program has been expanded to 280 participants and will include fellows from Canada for the first time. Read More»

Canadian Students Now Eligible for NASA International Internship Program

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the United States Embassy in Ottawa are pleased to announce that for the first time, Canadian students will be eligible to participate in the NASA International Internship (NASA I²) Program. Read More»

Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

OTTAWA – The United States Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, World Learning, and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 13 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program. Read More»

United States Embassy in Ottawa Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The United States Embassy in Ottawa will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with out-of-this-world visual displays featuring iconic images from space on the Embassy’s exterior. Read More»

U.S. delegation travels to the Arctic to bolster partnerships

U.S. delegation travels to the Arctic to bolster partnerships Did you know that the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) delivers electricity to approximately 14,400 electrical customers across Nunavut by operating 25 stand-alone diesel power plants in 25 communities? QEC is currently working on solar and wind demonstration projects to test the potential of these renewable energy systems ... Read More»

Public Safety Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Location:  Regions of New Brunswick.  Event:  Public Safety – Public Alert – River Watch – Increased water levels or flooding. The following advisory was issued by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO), River Watch 2019 Residents in the following areas should remain on high alert: Clair/Fort Kent, Saint-Hilaire, Edmundston, Fredericton, Maugerville, Jemseg, Grand Lake, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft Welcomes Canada’s Commitment to NASA’s Lunar Gateway Program

Canada’s commitment to NASA’s Lunar Gateway Program and the announcement of its own Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program signals the beginning of a new era of U.S.-Canada space cooperation. Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada December 13, 2018   Location:  British Columbia, Canada. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver is aware of multiple bomb threats reported across Canada and the U.S.  Currently, British Columbia has received 15 bomb threats.  The Consulate is actively monitoring the situation and will follow up with ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and all U.S. Consulates in Canada Closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018

U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and all U.S. Consulates in Canada will be Closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018 To honor President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has directed the closure of all Federal offices for Wednesday, December 5, 2018. In accordance with the President’s directive, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and all U.S. Consulates in ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Peña Nieto at Signing Ceremony for the USMCA

Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President Peña Nieto of Mexico at Signing Ceremony for the United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement   Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina 9:24 A.M. AST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.  We’re gathered together this afternoon for a very historic occasion: The signing ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada November 27, 2018 Location: Please be aware that on Wednesday, November 28th a protest is scheduled to take place in downtown Montreal from 8:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. Demonstrators will be gathering at 1255 Robert Bourassa Boulevard and then heading to different locations. Actions to Take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada November 13, 2018 Location: Please be aware that on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, a demonstration organized by Ouighours is scheduled to take place in Montreal from 10am-1pm. Demonstrators will be gathering in front of the U.S. Consulate General at 1155 St. Alexandre Street. It is expected ... Read More»

Consul General meets with Steven M. Partyka in Iqaluit, Nunavut

Proudly standing in his dental office in Iqaluit, Dr. Steven M. Partyka is ready to examine his next patient. Originally from New Jersey, Steven spent a few years living in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, before moving to move to Iqaluit in 2009 to run Arctic Circle Dental. Steven is often asked how someone from the northeastern ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The two congratulated the U.S., Canada, and Mexico teams on reaching a successful conclusion ... Read More»

U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 1, 2018 U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean   The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. ... Read More»

U.S. Defense Attaché and Canadian Service and Sacrifice Initiative repatriate historic U.S. military pieces

“We have a good sized war to fight and we’d all better get busy doing all we can to get the job done – and soon.” – Colonel Allen G. Hart, February 7, 1943. Canadian and American service members like Col. Hart have served and sacrificed alongside each other for hundreds of years, a tradition ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo at the Transatlantic Dinner

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Secretary Pompeo at the Transatlantic Dinner   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada 13 September, 2018 Location: Please be aware that on Thursday, September 13, 2018, a demonstration organized by the employees of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is scheduled to take place in Montreal between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.  Demonstrators will be gathering in front of Place ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada August 22, 2018 Location:  Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia. Event:  The Alaska Highway is closed in both directions between Coal River and the British Columbia/Yukon border because of wildfires.  The nearby community of Lower Post, British Columbia has been ordered to evacuate. Actions to Take:  ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. They discussed the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Canada’s call for releasing civil rights activists. The Secretary also discussed Iran and Ukraine. Read More»

Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as 2018 Youth Ambassadors

July 12, 2018 For immediate release The United States Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh, World Learning, and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 13 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors program. The selected ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (July 9, 2018) Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador) Event:  Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement for Tropical Storm Chris – now forming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina ( https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html ... Read More»

Routine Notice to American Citizens– Reduced Consulate Staffing

U.S. Consulate General Quebec City, Canada Routine Notice to American Citizens– Reduced Consulate Staffing June 6, 2018 Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Event: Due to unusually congested traffic conditions expected with G7-related activities, the U.S. Consulate in Quebec City is reducing its staffing on Thursday and Friday, June 7 -8.  The Consulate is closed on ... Read More»

Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Meets with Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada Ahmed Hussen in Washington, D.C to reaffirm their commitment to working together on immigration and border security issues. Read More»

Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island, Halifax

Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 28 from 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m., the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. ... Read More»

Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Health Surveillance in the Arctic

Canadian professionals in the fields of public health and veterinary medicine will visit Minneapolis, MN, and Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK, from May 15 to 25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group

Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia. Representatives from the European Union and Spain also participated. Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 14, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 14, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: U.S. Embassy Ottawa (MacKenzie Street side of the Embassy) Event: A demonstration is expected to take place, May 14, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. and 15:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Quebec, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Quebec, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 10, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 10, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: Parliament Hill area Wellington Street (northern limit) Somerset Street (southern limit) Lyon Street (western limit) Elgin Street (eastern limit) Event: A demonstration is expected to take place, May 10, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. ... Read More»

Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization through Community Empowerment

Canadian professionals in the fields of public policy, law enforcement, and non-profit leadership will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from May 7 to 25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada 30 April, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following areas in Montreal: The downtown area starting at Phillips Square. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on Tuesday,  May 1, 2018, starting at 6:30pm from Phillips ... Read More»

Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto for the G7 ministerial meeting. Toronto is a beautiful city (inaudible) and lovely weather, beautiful facilities here at the university. Very grateful ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada April 20, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: Parliament Hill area Event: A demonstration is expected to take place near Parliament Hill Friday, April 20, 2018 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will ... Read More»

Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM)

April 17, 2018   Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) As Prepared for Delivery   Who will shape the future of our planet? That’s a pretty heady question, I know. The glass-half-full view of the world has lots to celebrate: millions moving out ... Read More»

Consular Services Available in Grande Prairie 2018

For Immediate Release: CONSULAR SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANDE PRAIRIE 2018 THURSDAY APRIL 26TH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY A consular officer from the United States Consulate General in Calgary will be in Grande Prairie THURSDAY APRIL 26TH to provide consular services to U.S. citizens. The Officer will take applications for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Empire Club of Canada

April 4, 2018 Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto As Prepared for Delivery Thank you. As I look out into this audience I would be remiss not to note one of your great figures is missing — Peter Munk is not among us today.  His ... Read More»

Canadian Professionals from Calgary and Edmonton participate in U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism

April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release   CALGARY – Eight Canadian professionals in the fields of law enforcement, municipal government, violence prevention, and community organization will visit Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Bernardino, California, on a 10-day program on countering violent extremism (CVE). The program is organized by the U.S. Consulate General in ... Read More»

Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018   The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada March 23, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Vancouver, Canada: Downtown: Jack Poole Plaza Downtown: Vancouver Art Gallery Downtown: U.S. Consulate General Vancouver Event: The U.S. Consulate advises Americans that demonstrations are expected to take place on March ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada March 23, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: The downtown area from Parliament Hill to the Byward Market. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place near the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, March 24, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada 23 March, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following areas in Montreal: The downtown area starting at Cabot Square and proceeding to the U.S. Consulate. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, March 24,  ... Read More»

Mammoth tusks repatriated to Canada from the United States into care of Canadian Museum of Nature

Two mammoth tusks have been returned to Canada from the United States after being recovered during an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tusks have been given to the care of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences, where they are housed in the museum’s national ... Read More»

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa host one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America on Tuesday, March 20. Read More»

Founder of ‘World Without Hate’ Meets Survivors of the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Shooting

“The journey I’ve taken moved me from a place of pain on the deepest level to a place of hope for a kinder world, a world without violence, a world without victims, and a world without hate.” – Rais Bhuiyan, Founder & President of World Without Hate After being shot in the face by Mark ... Read More»

Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

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Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Energy Council of Canada’s Annual Industry Update

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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American art critic Peter Schjeldahl for the second lecture in the third edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on February 8, 2018. Read More»

Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

Canadian professionals in the fields of health policy, addiction services, toxicology, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from February 3 to February 24 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will examine initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, and bolster bilateral partnerships to decrease the number ... Read More»

Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson co-hosts the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Co-hosts United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland convened the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula on January 16, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia to discuss the global threat of a nuclearized Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and investigate options ... Read More»

U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

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VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Secretary Tillerson at the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

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Seven Canadian Mayors to attend Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the Strong Cities Network, has invited seven mayors and other representatives from Canadian cities to Washington, D.C., for a workshop January 24, 2018, with American and international mayors on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018

United States Consulate Calgary, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018 The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on January 8th, 2018, from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 3, 2018

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson visits Ottawa

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Ottawa on December 19 at the invitation of Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland for his first official visit to Canada as Secretary of State. Discussions covered U.S.-Canadian coordination on a range of global and regional topics, including the threat posed by North Korea and the situation in Venezuela. Secretary Tillerson ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

As delivered. FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Okay. Hi, everybody. Great to see everyone here. Before I begin, I’d like to extend Canada’s thoughts and condolences to our American guests in light of the terrible train derailment in Washington state. We extend our sympathies to those who lost loved ones and wish a full and swift recovery to ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Mission Canada Personnel

As delivered. It wasn’t in my remarks to hit the button and make it go green. It’s green now. (Laughter.) Well, let me say again how much we appreciate – (laughter) – all of you and our folks across the countries in how you represent us and the important role you play across this vast ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the Symposium on the Korean Peninsula

As delivered. Good morning everyone!  First of all, let me thank Deputy Minister Shugart  and Ambassador Shin for inviting us to co-host this important symposium.  We are so pleased to join you as partners in this event today.  The current trends and events in East Asia have dominated the headlines of late, and for good ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration December 9, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza and across the street from the U.S. Consulate on December 9, 2017, from approximately 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto:  Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Consulate General, Toronto Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Consulate on December 9 and 10, 2017, from approximately 1:00pm.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstrations and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to ... Read More»

Security Message to U.S. Citizens in Ottawa – Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from approximately 14:00 to 16:00 and on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00.  Local authorities are aware of the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Vancouver – Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017

United States Consulate General Vancouver, Canada Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration near the U.S. Consulate on December 8, 2017, from approximately 4:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada Christmas Reception

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Rick for that kind introduction.  You read it just the way I wrote it, which I appreciate! Rick and his Chamber colleagues briefed me on my very first official trip to the Toronto consulate.  The American Chamber here is a WORKING chamber, and it deserves much of the credit ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017

Consulate General of the United States, Montreal, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017 December 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Montreal informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration at the U.S. Consulate on Friday, December 8, 2017, from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware ... Read More»

U.S. Marines and Navy personnel deliver Christmas to the Ronald McDonald House

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will deliver some holiday spirit on December 15 to the children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House, bringing gifts donated through the annual Toys for Tots campaign. U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and her husband, Mr. Joe Craft, will take part in the ... Read More»

Worldwide Travel Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at Contemporary Conversations

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Marc, for that kind introduction. It is a great privilege for the U.S. Embassy to be neighbors with the National Gallery of Canada.  I was delighted to learn, in fact, that the glass tower on the north end of our Embassy’s roof is an homage to the shining glass ... Read More»

Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the “I Love New York” Reception

As Prepared for Delivery Welcome to our celebration of the great state of New York, one of the very special places in my country that the whole world knows. And, we hope, our friends in Canada will get to know even better! New York City, the Big Apple. Frank Sinatra famously sang that he wanted ... Read More»

Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

November 27, 2017 Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India The United States Consulate General in Montreal is pleased to announce that Gabriel Bran Lopez, President and Founder of Montreal-based Youth Fusion, has been selected to attend the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United States and India will co-host the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Quebec City: Planned Demonstration November 25

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in downtown Quebec on Saturday, November 25, between 11:00 and 15:00.  Local media has reported an anticipated a large crowd. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise ... Read More»

Consul General Areias-Vogel travels to Northern Québec

Consul General Allison Areias-Vogel and colleagues from the U.S. Consulate General in Québec City traveled to Nunavik and Abitibi-Témiscamingue in northern Québec.  One of the main objectives of the visit was to explore areas for potential collaboration in economic, environmental, and social fields. In Nunavik, they met with officials including Mayor of Kuujjuaq Tunu Napartuk, ... Read More»

Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the unveiling of a special work commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, opening the third edition of Contemporary Conversations on November 30. Read More»

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Québec City commemorates WWII airplane crash at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

Remembering a day of tragedy and heroism, U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel unveiled a plaque to commemorate a plane crash in Québec 75 years ago. On November 2, 1942, PBY Catalina, a U.S. Army Air Forces amphibious plane, was lost off the Canadian coast near the village of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.  Nine crew members were on ... Read More»

Ambassador Kelly Craft meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

November 3, 2017 For Immediate Release Ambassador Kelly Craft meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today in Ottawa.  In this initial meeting, the Prime Minister and Ambassador Craft discussed key issues in the extensive and productive U.S.-Canada relationship.  Ambassador Craft expressed her ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Ottawa Welcomes Ambassador Kelly Craft to Canada

United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft presented her letters of credence to Governor General of Canada Julie Payette on October 23 at Rideau Hall. We are pleased to offer an introductory video about Ambassador Craft and her background for Canadians to get to know her. You can find the video on our Facebook page and YouTube channel . ... Read More»

Toronto Consulate Hosts Allies Against Human Trafficking Webchat

Human trafficking continues to be an under-reported crime that knows no borders and affects all countries including the United States and Canada, with over 24 million victims. In recent years, the private sector has joined government efforts to identify and combat human trafficking, or modern slavery.  Growing awareness within the tourism, transportation, financial and technology ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft following presentation of her Letters of Credence

October 23, 2017 Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft following presentation of her Letters of Credence As Delivered Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen I am honored to be here in this historic place, to present my letters of credence to Governor General Julie Payette.  I am grateful for the kind welcome the Governor General has extended ... Read More»

Ambassador–Designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette

October 19, 2017 For Immediate Release Ambassador–designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette OTTAWA – The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-designate Kelly Craft’s letters of ... Read More»

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fourth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo successfully concluded the fourth round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Arlington, Virginia, from October 11-17, 2017, covering seven ... Read More»

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

October 13, 2017 For Immediate Release Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands We are grateful to the Government of Canada for its continued support to the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria.  Recognizing the water and resource needs following ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you all very much. I very much appreciate it. We are here with a man who has become a friend of mine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Trudeau. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. And we are discussing many things, including NAFTA. But we have discussions scheduled for quite a few ... Read More»

Canadian to Participate in #HiddenNoMore U.S. Exchange Program on Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

The United States Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce that Canadian Indigenous youth rights advocate Madelynn Slade will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 9 to 27, as part of an exchange program to explore challenges and opportunities related to empowering women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The ... Read More»

U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ... Read More»

Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Terror Attacks in Edmonton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Terror Attacks in Edmonton, Canada We condemn the cowardly terror attacks on a police officer and pedestrians that occurred late last night in Edmonton, Canada.  Law enforcement authorities from the United States are in touch with their Canadian counterparts to offer assistance ... Read More»

US Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Notice Regarding Social Security Services September 29, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations and will no longer be offering social security assistance through the United States Embassy or Consulates in Canada.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Canada who require social security services or ... Read More»

Quebec City U.S. Consul General Areias Vogel leads Alaskan Delegation at the Nunavut Trade Show

The U.S. Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, recently traveled to Iqaluit to lead the first Alaskan delegation participating in the Nunavut Trade Show.  The show brings together government, Inuit organizations, Nunavut and Southern businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs. The U.S. Consulate in Quebec City also hosted a booth at the trade show to ... Read More»

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators ... Read More»

First Lady Melania Trump Greets U.S. Athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

On September 23, 2017, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and a Presidential delegation greeted United States Invictus Games competitors and their friends and families at a reception honoring the participants. The reception was co- hosted by the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto and the Fisher House Foundation. Read More»

U.S. Consul Anthony R. Pagliai Begins Posting in Winnipeg

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul Anthony Pagliai Begins Posting in Winnipeg   Anthony (Tony) Pagliai arrived in Winnipeg to assume the post of Consul and Principal Officer at the United States Consulate. His primary responsibility is to advance the interests and goals of the United States to the people of Manitoba, and ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at the U.S.–Canada Interparliamentary Group Meeting

It is always a great pleasure to speak about the U.S. – Canada relationship and I’m particularly happy to do so here in Windsor, Ontario.  I’m very happy to be here with Consul General Doug George.  The border crossings linking Windsor and Detroit are the busiest North American crossings in terms of volume of trade.  ... Read More»

Worldwide Travel Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration at US. Consulate General – Updated

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens there is a planned demonstration on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, taking place in front of the Consulate. The demonstrators are planning to meet at noon at Dorchester Square. They will march down René-Lévesque Est and stop in front of the U.S. Consulate for approximately 10 minutes. They will ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at Luncheon in honor of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Visit to Canada

Bonjour and Bienvenue a l’Ambassade des États-Unis. Welcome to the Embassy of the United States! We welcome in particular those of you who have traveled from all corners of the Alliance to take part in this week’s “We Are NATO” program in Canada. And a special thank you to Robert Baines and the NATO Association ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal

Monday, September 11, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal   Robert W. Thomas begins his three-year posting as the United States Consul General in Montreal this week. A career diplomat, Mr. Thomas served in Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, Canada (Toronto), and in Mauritania.  He most recently directed the 24/7 ... Read More»