Canada has long enjoyed a close relationship with Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis. Diplomatic relations were fully achieved when the country gained independence in 1983.
In Saint Kitts and Nevis, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in Barbados.
With regard to bilateral relations, Canada has long enjoyed a close relationship with countries of the Caribbean, due to its significant Caribbean diaspora, commercial links, and a long history of Canadian aid and support for the region. Outside of the British Commonwealth, cooperation between Canada and Saint Kitts and Nevis is frequent within the United Nations and the Organization of American States. As part of our engagement in the Americas, in particular the Caribbean, Canada remains committed to strengthening relations with St Kitts and Nevis.
Discussions are underway between Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which Saint Kitts and Nevis is a member of, aimed at achieving a mutually beneficial trade agreement that provides significant economic benefits and takes into account the region's capacity constraints and vulnerabilities.