Canada and Seychelles established diplomatic relations after the country’s independence in 1976.
In Seychelles, Canada is represented by the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania.
Seychelles is represented in Canada by a High Commissioner in New York, U.S. The Seychelles also has an Honorary Consul based in Montreal.
Canada and Seychelles, both members of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, enjoy good bilateral relations. Canada and Seychelles share common issues of concern on various topics, such as migratory fish stocks, climate change, and the global financial system.
Due to its relative prosperity, Seychelles is not a recipient of bilateral CIDA development assistance. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) does however provide aid to Seychelles through multilateral projects. Canada also provides counter-piracy assistance to Seychelles through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Canada’s trade and investment with Seychelles is minimal; in 2008, two-way trade totalled $3.2 million. In that year, Canada’s exports to Seychelles consisted mostly of gas turbines and wood, while Canada’s imports from Seychelles consisted mostly of optical and medical instruments, and woven apparel.