Canada has long enjoyed a close relationship with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Diplomatic relations were fully established when the country gained independence in October 1979.
In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in Barbados.
Canada maintains close bilateral relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines based on our Commonwealth heritage, trade and investment links, development assistance, tourism, and ties of family and friendship due to the large Caribbean community in Canada. Outside of the British Commonwealth, cooperation between Canada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines.
Discussions are underway between Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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.