Message from the Ambassador

As Ambassador of Canada to Argentina and Paraguay, I am pleased to welcome you to our Embassy website.

Canada’s foreign policy places a strong importance on integrated engagement across the Americas hemisphere. In this context, the Embassy supports Canada’s broad and multi-faceted relationships with Argentina and Paraguay, and promotes an agenda focused on shared interests.

In addition to supporting our active bilateral relationships with both of these countries, Canada also works with Argentina and Paraguay through multilateral organizations, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organization of American States, and with Argentina specifically, the G20.

Investment and trade links generate economic benefits and contribute to two-way job creation. Argentina is already an important economic partner, and the prospects for further expansion of economic relations with both Argentina and Paraguay are encouraging. Many Canadian companies have established subsidiaries (especially in the mining and oil & gas sectors) in the region, contributing technology and know-how, and building local partnerships. The Canadian government encourages sustainable and responsible private sector activity in international markets, and we are pleased to note the high quality and depth of local engagement practiced by Canadian companies in both Argentina and Paraguay.

Institutional linkages help deepen mutual understanding and provide frameworks for joint projects. The Embassy is pleased to support the development of academic agreements, scholarship programs, and technical and research exchanges. Through the promotion of cultural exchanges and people-to-people ties, we seek to strengthen the dialogue between our peoples.

In both Argentina and Paraguay, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) supports modest projects in such areas as the advancement of democracy, strengthening the rule of law, and the promotion of human rights.

Among other services provided from our Embassy are the provision of Consular assistance to Canadian citizens, while our visa and immigration section, working through online portals and contracted Visa Application Centers in Argentina and Paraguay, processes visa applications from residents across the region.

On this website you will find information on Canada's bilateral relations with both Argentina and Paraguay, and links to the various services and information offered by the Embassy.

Please visit our Facebook pages for Argentina and Paraguay for information on Embassy events and our programs. I also invite you to follow me on Twitter (@RobertRAFry).


Robert Fry