Canada established diplomatic relations with Seychelles in 1976 following the country’s independence.
In Seychelles, Canada is represented by the Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Seychelles is represented in Canada by a High Commission in New York, U.S.A. The Seychelles also has an Honorary Consul based in Montreal.
Canada and Seychelles are both members of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, and often share similar views on multilateral issues within those fora.
Seychelles has taken on a leadership role in the prosecution and incarceration of pirates. Canada has aided this effort by contributing over $740,000 from the Global Peace and Security Fund to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to support piracy prosecution and incarceration in East Africa, predominantly in Seychelles and Kenya.
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.
In 2012, Canada’s total exports to Seychelles were valued at $10,569,064 and they consisted mostly of machinery and electrical equipment. Canadian imports from Seychelles consisted mainly of scientific and precision instruments and machinery, and totalled $2,937,937 in 2012.