On behalf of our team, I am pleased to welcome you to the home page of the Embassy of Canada in the three Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Embassy opened its doors in 1993 and is situated in Riga, Latvia.
Since the three states regained their independence in 1991, Canada has been maintaining and deepening strong bilateral relations, which unite us through the Baltic communities in Canada. On the base of this mutual knowledge and our alliance as members of NATO and UN, we built an enriching partnership, which allows us to promote democracy, law state, good governance, and tolerance.
This home page resembles an open book, whose varied links would guide you through all the information you might need, be it an overview of the bilateral relations, general information about Canada, specific topics like trade, technical cooperation, programmes of Canadian studies, tourism, different partnership projects between Canada and the Baltic states.
The layout of our home page is built to satisfy different categories of users, such as Canadians wishing to visit the Baltic states, people interested in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, those who would like to learn more about Canada. Canadian citizens are invited to consult sections on services available to them, others to look for information on visas, immigration, studies in Canada, or business possibilities.
Ambassador of Canada
John Morrison (BA, McGill University, 1971; MA Cambridge University, 1978) joined the Department of External Affairs in 1985. He has served abroad at the High Commission of Canada to Malaysia; the Embassy of Canada to China; at the Canadian Trade Office, Taipei and at the Embassy of Canada to Japan. At Headquarters, he has occupied a number of positions, including Director for the Eastern Europe and Balkans Division and director for the China and Mongolia Division.
From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Morrison was a foreign policy adviser in the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat at the Privy Council Office. From 2005 to 2008, he was Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Canada to Russia. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Morrison served as Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, with concurrent accreditation to Macedonia and Montenegro. He is married to Aleksandra Morrison and has a daughter, Katherine.