High Commissioner Antoine Chevrier
Message from the High Commissioner
As Canada's High Commissioner for Mozambique and on behalf of all my colleagues, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our website. I hope the site will help you find information on the various activities of the High Commission in Mozambique, as well as in Malawi and Swaziland.
It is an honour and a privilege for me to lead the team representing Canada in this warm and wonderful country. Canada’s relationship with Mozambique, of more than 40 years, has developed and matured. Canada maintains strong relations with Mozambique and considers it a key partner in Africa. Our teams deliver program supporting the breadth of our partnership, in the areas of political and economic relations, trade and business development, development cooperation, security cooperation, consular affairs and administration.
Canada has had a longstanding development partnership with Mozambique. As a significant donor Canada supports a balanced portfolio which includes program-based approaches, multilateral initiatives and a complementary set of projects with Canadian, local and international organizations. Canada provides support to health and the rights of women, including maternal, newborn and child health, as well as to education, vocational training, green economic growth and governance.
Canada is committed to working in an integrated manner across our various areas of cooperation. Canada is committed to supporting training and capacity building of Mozambican professionals and institutions to help create jobs and foster green economic growth.
Canada-Mozambique economic and trade relations continue to increase, with more opportunities for strategic growth in trade and investment. A number of Canadian companies are active in the country, particularly in engineering and construction, transport and infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, as well as renewable energy. Mozambique is a country of immense opportunities, so let our Trade Commissioner Service know how it can support you.
Canadian travellers in Mozambique, Malawi, and Swaziland marvel at the richness, diversity, and pristine environment of this part of the continent. Many of my fellow citizens also volunteer in each of those countries in order to make a real and valuable contribution to a more peaceful and prosperous world. Regardless of whether their stay is brief or long, temporary or permanent, Canadians may count on effective and efficient consular services.
For those interested in travelling to Canada, please note that the High Commission of Canada in Pretoria is responsible for the immigration program, including the issuance of visitor and student visas for our three countries of accreditation. You can find information about applying for a visa at www.southafrica.gc.ca or via the links on this site.
High Commissioner of Canada to Mozambique
Antoine Chevrier (BA [Economics], Laval University, 1993; MA [International Relations], Laval University, 1996) started working with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1997. At Headquarters, he was director of the Haiti Bilateral Development Program, as well as director of the transition team in charge of amalgamating CIDA with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed director general of the Geographic Coordination and Mission Support Bureau. He has served abroad in positions including, from 2009 to 2013, director of the development program at the Canadian embassy to Peru and Bolivia. From 2002 to 2006 he assumed various functions, including chief of staff in the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Chevrier is married to Catherine Vézina; they have a daughter, Philomène.
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