Sections and Offices

The Consulate General’s Office of Public Affairs disseminates information about U.S. government policies and U.S. society, manages a variety of cultural exchange programs, and conducts public outreach activities.  The Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax is responsible for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information about public affairs programs of United States Department of State, please visit the Department of State website.

The Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax works to build and maintain strong relationships with political, military, and business leaders throughout the Atlantic Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

We follow key political and economic developments in the region in order to ensure that U.S. policy-makers are fully informed regarding events and issues of particular importance in Atlantic Canada as well as advocate for U.S. economic interests in the district.

It is through greater understanding of the regional dynamics that we can work with our Atlantic Canadian counterparts to foster stronger and more productive bilateral relations.

A key area of focus for the Political and Economic Section is monitoring the development of Atlantic Canada’s significant energy sector, both in terms of oil and gas reserves, as well as emerging renewables technologies. In addition, we work to strengthen the Atlantic region’s long-standing cooperative relationship with the New England states especially in areas relating to increasing regional bilateral trade, promoting innovation, and encouraging regional cooperation on emergency management.

The Political and Economic section’s other priority issues include: Atlantic Canada’s trade relations, Arctic issues with respect to central and northern Labrador, international fisheries policy, military cooperation and procurement, scientific and health developments, and facilitating cross-border security for both the movement of people and goods.

American Citizen Services

For general and contact information regarding American Citizen Services, please visit our information center(s):

Nonimmigrant Visas

For information on applying for nonimmigrant visas (NIV) to the United States, please visit our visa information center.