Ambassador Claire A. Poulin

Message from the Ambassador

On behalf of the entire team at the Embassy, I am pleased to wish you a warm welcome to the website of the Canadian Embassy accredited to the Eastern Republic of Uruguay.

Canada and Uruguay have always kept and advanced strong and vibrant bilateral ties. Our diplomatic relations date back more than 70 years and have forged a close interaction between our people, a great mutual respect and a strong desire to participate in world peace. On the basis of these excellent shared values, we were able to build rewarding partnerships and continue as friendly countries in international fora such as the UN, to promote the rule of law, democratic governance and tolerance.

Like an open book, this website allows you to discover, through its various links, all the information you need, whether it is an overview of our bilateral relations, general information on Canada or more specific topics such as trade, our international education programs, travel information or cooperation projects between Canada and Uruguay.

Our website has been designed to answer questions from many people.

Canadians can discover the services we offer, whether they plan to visit, live or do business in Uruguay.

Uruguayans will be able to find here all the relevant information regarding visas, immigration, and study in Canada or business opportunities. This site will also allow you to discover our great country. In fact, Canada is the second largest country in the world by area and the third largest economy in the Americas. Its multicultural society gives it a unique character, and French and English are the official languages. Our country is world leader in the fields of energy, telecommunications, information technology, transport, construction and mining and environmental technologies. Canada is also recognized for its excellence in education as our institutions and our degrees are recognized worldwide.

To learn even more, I invite you to explore our site and hope you find it useful. If you have comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:


Claire A. Poulin
Ambassador of Canada

Ambassador - Claire A. Poulin