Canada-Chad Relations

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Diplomatic Relations

Canada and Chad established diplomatic relations in 1962, soon after the country gained its independence in 1960. Relations between both countries are limited, but are progressively growing, in particular through security collaboration and humanitarian aid. Canada encourages Chad to ensure the respect of the rule of law and of fundamental freedoms and supports its efforts towards economic diversification.

Canada in Chad

The Embassy of Canada in Khartoum, Sudan, has been accredited to Chad since 2011. Before that, the High Commission of Canada in Yaoundé, Cameroon, assumed this function. Canada also has an Honorary Consulate in N'Djamena, Chad.

Chad in Canada

From 1975 to 2014, Chad has been represented in Canada by its embassy in Washington, USA. Chad has recently opened its first embassy in Ottawa in February 2015, and in June 2014, the Chadian ambassador was accredited. Chad also has an Honorary Consulate in Montreal.

Common Memberships

Trade and Investments

Trade Relations

Canada has a modest trade relationship with Chad.

In 2016, two-way merchandise trade reached $2.4 million. Top Canadian merchandise exports to Chad included electrical and electronic machinery and equipment, machinery, iron or steel products, plastics and furniture, totaling $2 million.  

Chad’s students in Canada

In 2015, 94 students had a valid permit to study in Canada.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In 2015-2016, the Canadian development assistance, all channels included, reached $14.18 million for Chad – including $10 million from Global Affairs Canada –, and targeted humanitarian assistance and health.

For more information on development projects with Chad, see the Project Browser.

Canada provides scholarships to Chad through the Canadian Francophonie Grants Program.

Canada finances local projects through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which is managed by the Embassy of Canada in Khartoum.

Other Relevant Information

June 2017