Ambassador Deborah Chatsis

Message from the Ambassador

I welcome you to Canada’s web page for Guatemala and Belize.  I have the honour of representing the Government of Canada in these two beautiful countries.

Canada and Belize have positive bilateral relations, based in part on our shared historical traditions, systems of government and cultural ties as members of the Commonwealth. Canada works in Belize in several areas including development, defense, citizen security and climate change.  We invite you to follow us in the Facebook page of the High Commission of Canada to Belize.

Canada has more than 50 years of bilateral relations with Guatemala.  During this time, Canada has maintained its continued support, working with the Guatemalan people towards the strengthening of its institutions.

The Canadian Embassy aims to providing Canadian visitors all the information they might need to enjoy their stay in Guatemala or Belize, and visit their beautiful touristic sites, under the advisory of our Consular Section.  Before starting your trip, visit the information available in our pages for Travel to Guatemala, or Travel to Belize.

The Commercial Section works closely with different Canadian companies who wish to establish links with Guatemala and/or Belize.  These companies have a lot to offer and many of them make important contributions to the economy of both countries.  In Guatemala there is a Canada-Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, which supports its members to expand their opportunities for investment in the country.

Canada and Guatemala maintain an active cooperation in a number of key areas for both countries.  In line with Canada’s Strategy for Engagement in the Americas and the priorities of Guatemala, Canada’s bilateral programming reaches the areas of food security, citizen security, disaster and humanitarian relief.  Belize benefits from the Caribbean Development Program.

Young people, who wish to explore the possibilities to study in Canada, visit our site to see the many alternatives offered by Canadian institutions.

It is a pleasure for me to represent my Government and invite you to take a look at all that Canada has to offer in every area, culture, education, tourism, trade.

The Visa Application Process is simpler, providing our visitors with a more agile process.  I invite you to read about the different options available and choosing the option that best fulfills your needs.

I am sure that when exploring this web page you will get to know more about the services offered by this Mission and answer questions you might have.


Deborah Chatsis
Ambassador to Guatemala
High Commissioner to Belize

Ambassador - Deborah Chatsis