In Morocco, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Rabat.
Morocco is represented in Canada by an Embassy in Ottawa. Morocco also has a Consulate General and a tourism office in Montreal.
Canada has enjoyed very good bilateral relations with Morocco since formal diplomatic relations were established in 1962. Like Canada, Morocco is a full member of La Francophonie. Because of this, Canada has close ties with Morocco, which is a significant source of immigration. The presence of what Morocco estimates to be a community of more than 100,000 Moroccans in Canada (it is the largest North African community in Canada) has become the strongest bond between Canada and Morocco. The Moroccan community, made up of Sephardic Jews and Muslims, has settled mainly in Montreal. Every year, nearly 3,000 young Moroccans come to study in Canadian colleges and universities, traditionally in Quebec, but increasingly in other provinces and territories as well.
Royal Air Maroc offers several flights a week between Casablanca and Montreal.
With regard to development assistance, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) maintains a major bilateral assistance program in Morocco in the areas of basic education (National Charter of Education and Training), vocational training (implementation of the skills-based approach to meet private sector needs), gender equality (for example, incorporation of this concept into public sector reforms and national strategy to fight violence against women), and citizen engagement (such as the project to decentralize the Moroccan government).
Trade activities are diversified, focusing not only on exporting goods and services to Morocco and promoting investments in Canada and Morocco, but also establishing numerous partnerships with teaching institutions and universities, and setting up franchises and other activities within the scope of global value chains.
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