Message from the Ambassador 

On behalf of the Embassy of Canada to Romania, the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, I wish you a warm welcome to our website.  Whether you have a general interest in learning more about Canada or are a Canadian citizen who wants to know about the services offered by our Embassy, this site is a window on Canada which will help you in your search. It covers a wide range of topics, from living and studying in Canada to trade and investment, opportunities and facts about Canada, as well as information on bilateral relations. We also continuously post new information under the “highlights” section.

It is an honor to represent Canada in this beautiful and diverse region. Canada enjoys friendly and dynamic bilateral relationships with the Embassy’s countries of accreditation. Our team is committed to providing quality service to Canadians, to effectively delivering programs of the government of Canada and to working closely with governments in our countries of accreditation to help advance Canada’s international objectives.

I invite you to explore our site, hoping that it will be useful for you. In addition, I encourage you to follow the Embassy on social media. We are proudly tweeting at @CanadaRomania !

Should you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at bucst@international.gc.ca

Kevin Hamilton
Ambassador

Biography

Kevin Hamilton is Ambassador of Canada to Romania, the Republic of Bulgaria, and the Republic of Moldova, with residence in Bucharest.

From 2013 to 2016, Ambassador Hamilton was Director of the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Division at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was responsible for Canada’s political and trade relations with nineteen European and Eurasian countries, covering the Western Balkans to Central Asia.

From 2010 to 2013, he served as Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, with concurrent accreditation as non-resident Deputy Head of Mission for the Canadian Embassy to Estonia; and non-resident Deputy Head of Mission for the Canadian Embassy to Latvia.

Prior to his appointment to Vilnius, he was Head of the Political Section at the High Commission to the United Kingdom, with the diplomatic rank of Counsellor (2007-2010). Before London, he was Deputy Director of the MFA’s Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Group; and from 2003 to 2006 was Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff, where he served concurrently as international security analyst and as chief advisor to Canada's G8 Political Director.

Ambassador Hamilton's other headquarters assignments have included the Office of the Special Ambassador for Mine Action; the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Division; and the Western Balkans directorate. Overseas, he has also served at Canada's embassies in Tel Aviv (Israel) and Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

The Ambassador holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (Ottawa), and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).

He is married to Tal Elizabeth Hamilton, and they have two children, Sean and Sarah.