Travel Advisory: Christmas, New Year’s

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday season to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Border traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase during the upcoming holiday weekends.  All travelers are reminded of a few simple steps they can employ to cross

Aerial view of Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota (Credit Customs and Border Protection)

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10. This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA).

Toys for Tots

U.S. Marines and Navy bring HO-HO-HOliday spirit to the Ronald McDonald House

Christmas came early this year for more than a dozen families staying at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa – all thanks to the United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. The Marines and sailors delivered more than 200 gifts this morning, with the help of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV Ottawa’s

The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

“Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values.”

Ambassador Heyman at the SelectUSA Canada Conference in Montreal. Credit US Consulate Montreal.

Ambassador Heyman’s Opening Remarks at the SelectUSA Canada Conference

“Because the Summit has proven so popular, particularly among Quebec companies, we decided to conclude 2016 by organizing the U.S. Mission to Canada’s largest U.S. investment promotion event in Montreal!”

Legion President presents Ambassador Heyman with Remembrance Poppy

Ottawa’s Montgomery Legion President Garry Beaupre recently visited Ambassador Heyman in his office to present him with a Remembrance Poppy, marking the first week of the Canadian Legion’s nation-wide Poppy Campaign. The Ambassador was honored to join Canadians from coast to coast who don the poppy as a visual symbol honoring the service and sacrifice of Canada’s veterans. Members of

Trafficking in Persons Report Dialogue

Ambassador Heyman Addresses Embassy Dialogue on Human Trafficking

“It is imperative that we continue to come together in fora like this, within our own governments, and with our colleagues at the municipal, state, and provincial levels to consider how we can most effectively combat human trafficking. “

Ambassador Heyman in Gander, NL

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner Gander, NL October 28, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Thank you Michael. I am so glad Vicki and I met you and learned about the Canadian Music Theatre Project’s role in creating Come From Away when we visited Sheridan College last year.  Even before we met you, friends had told Vicki and

Remarks by United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman at Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch

United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch October 21, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Welcome everyone, and thanks to Paul, the Universities Canada staff, and the university presidents and other representatives who are here today.  In one way or another, all of us are in the business of what Secretary of State Kerry calls education diplomacy. 

Universities Canada

Ambassador Heyman and Universities Canada Promote Strengthening Academic Ties between Canada and the United States

Today U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman emphasized the importance of academic exchange opportunities for American students in Canada at an event to mark the launch of a Universities Canada report, titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. Universities Canada President, Paul Davidson joined the Ambassador for the launch, which took place during a meeting of

Ambassador Heyman speaking at the IJC Commissioners Reception in Ottawa. Credit US Embassy Ottawa.

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at the International Joint Commission Reception

For more than 100 years, the IJC has enabled the United States and Canadian governments to manage the levels and flows of our shared waters and has provided expert advice and guidance to help us find solutions that meet the needs of both countries.

Aerial view of Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota (Credit Customs and Border Protection)

CBP, CBSA Announces Special Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center Blitz

Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are here

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh Brett McGurk with Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan.

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh Visits Canada

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk visited Ottawa today for a series of high-level meetings with Canadian officials including Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief of Defense Staff General Jonathan Vance

Governor Herbert and Ambassador Heyman in Toronto. Credit US Embassy Toronto.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Visits Toronto

Utah Governor Gary Herbert visited Toronto as the head of a 40-person business development delegation with the objective of promoting his state’s travel, trade and investment with Canada. During his time in Canada, the Governor met with Ambassador Bruce Heyman, followed by a lunch at which Ambassador Heyman delivered welcome remarks and the Utah trade mission showcased the benefits of

Capital Pride 2016

Celebrating Ottawa Capital Pride 2016!

Ottawa’s local weather service will tell you it rained on this weekend’s downtown Pride parade, but onlookers will attest there was not a dampened spirit in sight as the city’s LGBTI community and supporters turned out with great enthusiasm to celebrate Ottawa Capital Pride 2016! Gamely leading the parade through varying intensities of precipitation were Ottawa Capital Pride’s two International

Bird (Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

U.S., Canada Celebrate Centennial of Landmark Migratory Bird Treaty

The skies of North America today provide the backdrop for celebrating a century of conservation of one group of Earth’s most treasured animals: migratory birds. On this date in 1916, the first Migratory Bird Treaty was signed between the United States and Canada. Today, the two nations mark the monumental success of this agreement.

Ambassador Heyman helps cut the ribbon at Pearson Airport in Toronto.

Security in Advance at Pearson International Airport

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of the Preclearance Field Office Randy Howe helped celebrate the completion of a two-year collaborative Security in Advance (SIA) project at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The SIA project was developed and implemented to meet new U.S.

Youth Ambassador's Program

Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 16 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors Program. The selected participants represent a variety of backgrounds and hail from across Canada. They earned a place in

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito stand in front of Parliament Hill for a group photo during the North America Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

North American Leaders’ Summit Press Conference

“This is my fourth North American Leaders’ Summit, and the first that Canada is hosting in nearly a decade. And this reflects the new commitment that Prime Minister Trudeau has brought to our shared vision of a strong and integrated North America. “

Secretary of State Kerry and Commerce Secretary Pritzker join with their Canadian and Mexican colleagues to sign the Memorandum of Understanding. (Credit Twitter/Government of Mexico)

Trilateral M.O.U. Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Growth of Women-Owned Enterprises in North America

At NALS 2016, the United States, Canada and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding welcoming Canada into the MUSEIC Women’s Entrepreneurship Subcommittee.

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito participate in a trilateral news conference for the North America Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

United States Key Deliverables for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit

Today President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit.

Mexican President Enrique Pe–a Nieto (L), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive to the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa June 29, 2016. Photo by Blair Gable

Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the start of their bilateral meeting at Parliament Hill, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Joint Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President

Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and the Canadian Minister of International Trade to intensively explore all options and report back on the key features that would address the issue.

(From left) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama arrive at the North American Leaders' Summit. (Credit Government of Canada)

North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership Action Plan

The North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto on June 29, 2016, at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada.

Secretary Pritzker addresses the SelectUSA 2016 Conference. Credit Department of Commerce.

Commerce Secretary to Join President Obama at the North American Leaders’ Summit

On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join President Obama in Canada at the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

July 4th Independence Day celebration 2015 at Ambassador's Residence. Credit US Embassy Ottawa.

Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

Road Trip USA – American Independence Day United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman will host the annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration (#July4Canada and #4juilletCA) in Ottawa on Monday, July 4, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Lornado, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Guests will be admitted by invitation only. This

Ambassador Heyman addresses the Ohio State University US-Canada SAGE Summit. Credit SAGE.

Ambassador Heyman addresses U.S.-Canada SAGE Summit

As Delivered Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Glenn [Richardson, JobsOhio, Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace], I appreciate that. Before I begin this morning, I’d just like to take a few moments to say a few words about the tragic loss of life, actually let’s call it what it is, a massacre, in Orlando, clearly this

Ambassador’s Remarks to the Canadian International Council

Check Against Delivery – June 9, 2016 Thank you, David [David Dyment, President of Canadian International Council], for that introduction, and thanks to the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch for the invitation to join you tonight. It’s always a pleasure for me to speak to groups such as yours, both to share my enthusiasm about the U.S.-Canada relationship, and