Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to our website!

Here you will find information on Canada’s bilateral relations with Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Gambia and Cabo Verde, as well as useful services offered by the Canadian Embassy in Senegal.

It is a great honour for me to represent Canada in Senegal. For over 50 years, our two countries have enjoyed excellent relations based on cooperation, shared values, mutual interests and a rich range of relationships between citizens and institutions. Today, we continue to work in partnership on important issues such as peace operatives, human development, the promotion of our trade relations and la Francophonie.

I have every confidence that the coming years will witness continued growth of the partnership between Canada, Senegal and all our countries of accreditation to the benefit of our respective countries. I commit to this enthusiastically!

Throughout 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary.  This celebration will allow Canadians from all backgrounds to enhance our rich environment and cultural heritage, and celebrate our achievements and common values. It will also be an opportunity to strengthen the friendship between Canada and the countries of the African continent.

Through our development program, Canada supports the Senegalese Government and its Plan for an Emerging Senegal (PSE) in three priority areas: access to quality education, increased food security and support for sustainable economic growth. Our team of professionals from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service works with institutions to promote partnerships in the extractive, educational and corporate social responsibility sectors, among others. I invite you to approach them so they can present you the world of Canadian business: a source of innovation, creativity and know-how.

For Canadians travelling or living in our countries of accreditation, as well as Australians who travel or reside in Senegal, the Embassy of Canada to Senegal offers consular services. The Embassy is also a Regional Centre for the Canadian Immigration Program for francophone West Africa, offering a full range of immigration services for those who wish to study or work in, visit or immigrate to Canada.

I encourage you to explore the links on our website to learn more about the variety of services we offer. I also invite you to follow us on our social media accounts to keep on the lookout for our activities.

Enjoy your visit to our site!

Her Excellency Lise Filiatrault
Ambassador of Canada to Senegal