Canada-Tuvalu Relations

Canada-Tuvalu Relations

In Tuvalu, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

Tuvalu is represented in Canada by the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations in New York, U.S.A.

Canada enjoys cordial bilateral relations with Tuvalu. Relations are enhanced by shared memberships in the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the World Health Organisation. Canada and Tuvalu are both Commonwealth realm countries, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Head of State. Canada and Tuvalu also share interests with respect to fisheries management, and are both party to the United Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Tuvalu belongs.

Tuvalu, with a population of around 10,000, is one of the world’s smallest countries, consisting of nine low-lying coral atolls. Subsistence farming and fishing are the primary economic activities.

With regard to development assistance, Canada supports small scale, community-based projects in Tuvalu through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. 

Canada's limited trade relations with Tuvalu are also managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand.

June 2015

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