G7 Leaders’ Statement

We strongly condemn the sham referenda that Russia attempts to use to create a phony pretext for changing the status of Ukrainian sovereign territory, which is subject to an ongoing Russian aggression. These actions clearly breach the United Nations Charter and international law and go diametrically against the rule of law among nations. Read More»

United States and Canada Joint Statement on Support for the Haiti Security Basket Fund

The United States and Canada are pleased to contribute to the “Joint Programme for the Haitian National Police,” a multi-donor basket fund on security in Haiti, which is managed by the United Nations Development Program in coordination with the Haitian National Police, UN Integrated Office in Haiti, and other stakeholders. Read More»

Weather Alert – Hurricane Fiona – U.S. Consulate General Halifax

Event:  Hurricane Fiona – Environment Canada has issued a Hurricane Watch for Hurricane Fiona. Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador), Eastern Quebec The Canadian Hurricane Centre forecasts that Hurricane Fiona is expected to impact all of Atlantic Canada and parts of eastern Quebec beginning on Friday night. The center ... Read More»

RESOLVED: Security Alert:  Armed and Dangerous Suspect in Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure, Quebec  (September 2, 2022) 

Location:  Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure, Quebec     Events:  Quebec authorities issued a Security Alert on September 02. There is an armed and dangerous suspect in the Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure area. Actions to Take: Quebec authorities recommend that you avoid the area. If you are in the affected area, you should shelter indoors, lock the doors, stay away from windows, and follow the instructions of local ... Read More»

Diplomats for Equality Joint Statement – 2022 Capital Pride Festival

Ottawa – 28 August 2022 We, Canada and the diplomatic missions of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, proudly support the 2022 Capital Pride Festival, as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world. After ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Canada David L. Cohen on Canada’s Announced Support for Modernization of Continental Defense Capabilities

June 20, 2022 Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Canada David L. Cohen on Canada’s Announced Support for Modernization of Continental Defense Capabilities The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is the crown jewel of U.S.-Canada defense cooperation and joint defense capabilities in North America, including the Arctic.  After nearly 65 years, NORAD remains the only binational ... Read More»

Minerals Security Partnership

The United States and key partner countries have announced the establishment of the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP), an ambitious new initiative to bolster critical mineral supply chains. This announcement was made in Toronto during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, the largest mining event in the world. The goal of the MSP is ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa 24 May 2022​ Location: Canada Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .​ Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID: Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Both leaders underscored their commitment to continue holding Russia accountable for its brutal actions in Ukraine, and reviewed their ongoing efforts to provide security assistance to the government of Ukraine and economic and humanitarian aid to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the violence. Read More»

Readout of USTR Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Canadian Minister of International Trade Mary Ng

May 5, 2022 Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng   OTTAWA – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met today with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng to discuss ways to strengthen the ... Read More»

Remarks from USTR Katherine Tai at a Press Conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade Mary Ng

May 5, 2022 Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai at a Press Conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Mary Ng   WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today delivered remarks at a joint press conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly

Secretary Blinken noted the United States’ appreciation for Canada’s many commitments in response to Putin’s unprovoked, brutal war in Ukraine; ongoing support for the people of Haiti; and preparations for discussions on democracy and hemispheric migration at the Summit of the Americas. Read More»

Joint Statement by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau on the One-Year Anniversary of the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership

One year ago, the United States and Canada reaffirmed the special nature of our relationship, and our commitment to working closely together in the interests of the collective security and prosperity of our citizens based on the principles of democracy, diversity, and equity. Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 16, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. Secretary Blinken discussed the threat of a further Russian invasion of Ukraine and the importance of ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert:  Government of Canada Declares Public Order Emergency

February 15, 2022  Location:  Canada   Events:  On February 14,  the Government of Canada declared a public order emergency under the Emergencies Act  “to end disruptions, blockades, and the occupation of the city of Ottawa.”  The public order emergency grants the Government of Canada the authority to apply the following temporary measures: Regulating and prohibiting public assemblies, including blockades, other than lawful advocacy, protest or dissent; Regulating the use of ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Morgan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke today with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Marta Morgan to follow up on previous conversations on Russia’s escalating aggression against Ukraine.  The Deputy Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister discussed efforts to urge Russia to de-escalate and choose diplomacy.  They reiterated that ... Read More»

First Anniversary of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations

One year ago, the United States joined like-minded nations in sending an unambiguous message that the arbitrarily detention of foreign nationals is unacceptable and governments who engage in this practice must cease immediately. The United States continues to call on the international community to collectively respond and press for the release of all those who ... Read More»

The COVID-19 Global Action Meeting

Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, global suffering continues despite heroic efforts by our healthcare workers, private citizens, institutions, organizations, countries, and economies.  Throughout, it has remained a fact that no one country acting alone can stop the virus.  As President Biden has made clear since the September 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit, vaccinating the ... Read More»

Release of Summit for Democracy Written Commitments

The first Summit for Democracy provided a platform for leaders to announce domestic and international commitments, reforms, and initiatives that defend democracy and human rights, fight corruption, and combat authoritarianism.  In addition to providing  Official Intervention Statements  during the Summit, participating delegations were invited to submit a voluntary written compendium of announcements, pledges, and/or commitments.   Those submissions can be found on the Summit for ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert:  Ontario Declares State of Emergency

In response to ongoing protests in Canada, the U.S. Embassy reiterates that, while there is a very small likelihood of violence at a political gathering in Canada, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens traveling or resident in Canada to avoid all protests and demonstrations, maintain a high level of vigilance, and practice good situational awareness. Read More»

Fifth Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue (NADD)

Yesterday, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Heide Fulton and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Assistant Director Eric Talbot, participated virtually alongside representatives from Mexico and Canada in the fifth NADD meeting to advance trilateral public health and security efforts to address the drug threats facing ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Ongoing Protests Throughout Canada

In response to ongoing Freedom Convoy protests in Canada, the U.S. Embassy reiterates that while there is a very small likelihood of violence at a political gathering in Canada, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens traveling or resident in Canada to avoid all protests and demonstrations, maintain a high level of vigilance, and practice good situational awareness. Read More»

READOUT OF AMBASSADOR JAYME WHITE’S VIRTUAL MEETING WITH CANADA’S DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE DAVID MORRISON

Deputy United States Trade Representative Jayme White today held a virtual meeting with Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade, David Morrison, ahead of the first United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Deputies Meeting. Read More»

Alert: U.S. Consulate General Vancouver – Winter Storm – Limited Staffing – Emergency Services Only on January 6, 2022

Alert: U.S. Consulate General Vancouver – Winter Storm – Limited Staffing – Emergency Services Only on January 6, 2022   Due to expected heavy snowfall which may make travel in the metropolitan Vancouver area difficult, the U.S. Consulate General Vancouver will have limited staffing and will be open for emergency services only on Thursday, January 6, 2022.  ... Read More»

Ambassador Cohen: A brief reflection on the year that was and looking forward to a promising year ahead 

As the end of the year approaches, I want to take some time to reflect on 2021 and on my first few weeks in Canada.  I was so honored to be nominated by President Biden to serve as the United States Ambassador to Canada.  To borrow some phrasing from a well-known song this time of year – though the Ottawa weather has, at times, been frightful, the warm welcome I have ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Canada Announces Mandatory PCR Testing Entry Requirements for All Travelers Effective December 21, Canadian Federal Authorities will again require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test for all travelers entering Canada, including those travelers returning from trips under 72 hours.  In addition, the Government of Canada is ending its travel restrictions for travelers recently present in Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Location: Canada, countrywide  Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for air travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the ... Read More»

Ambassador–Designate David L. Cohen to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Mary Simon

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-Designate David L. Cohen’s letters of credence on December 7, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Rideau Hall. Read More»

Eleventh Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Office of the Spokesperson Eleventh Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations   The United States and Canada will hold the eleventh round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime on December 9, 2021.  The United States and Canada began negotiations in May 2018.  The tenth round took place on June 29-30, 2020.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Enroll in or Update your Information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada are conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please  log in  to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email address, travel dates, and location in Canada are up-to-date.  If you are not able to make those changes yourself, you can reach out to the Consular Section closest to you , and we can make the ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to review implementation of the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership launched in February 2021 to revitalize their strategic partnership. Their wide-ranging discussion included joint efforts to combat COVID-19; build back better; accelerate climate action; advance diversity and inclusion; bolster security ... Read More»

Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings

Starting today, foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons such as tourism. Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada November 05, 2021 Location: Worldwide   Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy that will come into effect on November 8.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit ... Read More»

Joint Readout on Cooperation between the U.S. Department of Commerce and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Secretary and Minister outlined a work plan to build back better together by increasing cross-border collaboration and advancing post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Former Canadian Foreign Minister Garneau

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with former Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau today.  Secretary Blinken congratulated Foreign Minister Garneau on his successful tenure as Foreign Minister and expressed his sincere appreciation for his partnership and ardent support of the U.S.-Canada relationship.  ... Read More»

READOUT OF AMBASSADOR KATHERINE TAI’S MEETING WITH CANADA’S MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS, EXPORT PROMOTION, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MARY NG

Ambassador Tai and Minister Ng discussed the importance of the multilateral trading system, areas of potential cooperation for a successful MC12, and the need for action to combat the challenges posed by non-market economies.  Read More»

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.  ...