Canada - Seychelles Relations

Diplomatic relations and official representation

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 and one in Toronto.

Bilateral Relations

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.

Development Assistance

Seychelles does not receive bilateral development assistance from Canada. Seychelles citizens are eligible for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) that allows students in developing countries within La Francophonie to study in Canada.

Trade                               

In 2013, Canadian exports were estimated at $19.9 million and imports at $2.2 million.

December 2014


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