U.S. Consulate Montreal is home to the following offices:
Political and Economic Affairs
The Political and Economic Affairs section of the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal works to build and maintain strong relationships with political, business, and academic leaders throughout the greater Montreal area and the province of Quebec. We follow key political and economic developments in the area in order to ensure that U.S. policy-makers are fully informed on issues of importance to both American and Canadian interests. It is through greater understanding that we can work with our Canadian and Quebec counterparts to foster stronger and more fruitful bilateral relations.
We monitor Montreal’s dynamic industrial sectors, including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, research & development, finance, ICT, biotech, and multimedia. For example, did you know that Montreal is the only region where all components needed to build an airplane are available within a 65 kilometer radius? Quebec has a vibrant economy with unique assets in several specialized fields. Quebec on its own is the ninth largest trading partner of the United States in the world today, and there are many opportunities for further collaboration with U.S. companies. See our Business Page for more information.
The Political and Economic Affairs section also works to monitor a wide range of energy issues in the region, from energy production and transportation to innovative cross-border initiatives designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The office’s other priority issues include: U.S.-Canada trade relations, investment opportunities, procurement, and facilitating cross-border security and policies for people and goods. For further information please consult the State Department’s information page on U.S. Relations with Canada.
The Political and Economic Affairs section also regularly offers internships to Canadian students who provide research, data analysis and collection, and reporting on Quebec political and economic issues.
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture represents the interests of U.S. farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses in overseas markets. In Canada, FAS offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montréal assist U.S. exporters of agricultural products to Canada, work with the Canadian government to facilitate trade, and provide information on the Canadian agricultural market to U.S. agricultural stakeholders.
FAS and more than 40 U.S. trade associations active in the market are proud to offer foods and beverages that are innovative, fresh and safe and provide good value to Canadians under the Taste USA brand. Please visit www.TasteUSA.ca for further information on U.S. products, U.S. industry representatives in Canada and upcoming promotional events.
Canada is the largest export market for U.S. high-value and consumer-oriented agricultural products. The U.S. exported $21 billion of food and agricultural products to Canada in 2019. In turn, the United States is the largest export market for Canada’s agricultural products. Reports on the Canadian market and trade are available through the FAS Global Agricultural Information Network.
Phone: 1 (514) 908-3761
Agricultural Marketing Specialist
U.S. Consulate Montreal’s Homeland Security Section includes:
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
For questions regarding entry into the U.S. please address your questions to the U.S. Customs office at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport. Their local phone number is 514-636-3875. For more information, please visit the CBP website. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding entry into the U.S., please consult the CBP Info Center.
To find out wait times and conditions at your nearest U.S.-Canada border crossing, please consult the CBP border wait times page.
For individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs — like airports and train station — —or crossing U.S. borders, please visit the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) website.
Transportation Security Administration
For a complete list of prohibited items, as well as for general tips to make your travel go more smoothly, please consult the TSA website. If you are unsure about whether you can bring an item across the border, please consult the My TSA microsite.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
For more information on immigrating to the United States, please consult the USCIS website.
The Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal disseminates information about U.S. government policies and American society, manages a variety of cultural exchange programs, and conducts public outreach activities. For media inquiries, or for information about cultural and exchange programs, the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal may be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). To stay informed about our programs, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@usconsmontreal).