Canada - Republic of Congo Relations

Diplomatic Relations

Canada and the Republic of Congo established diplomatic relations in 1962, soon after the country gained its independence in 1960. Canada encourages the Republic of Congo in its efforts towards more transparent and free electoral processes, the respect of human rights as well as responsible and inclusive governance.

Canada in Republic of Congo

In the Republic of Congo, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Republic of Congo in Canada

The Republic of Congo is represented in Canada by the Embassy of the Republic of Congo in Washington D.C., United States of America. The Republic of Congo also has an Honorary Consulate in Toronto.

Common Memberships

Trade and Investments

Trade Relations

In 2018, bilateral trade between Canada and the Republic of Congo amounted to $18.2 million, composed of $16.5 million in exports and $1.7 million in imports to Canada. Canada's main exports to the Republic of Congo are machinery, scientific and precision instruments as well as vehicles and parts. Copper products, timber, coffee, tea and spices, and precious stones and metals account for the bulk of imports from the Republic of Congo. 

Republic of Congo’s Students in Canada

In 2018, 245 Congolese students had a valid permit to study in Canada.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In 2017-2018, total Canadian aid disbursements from all sources reached $2.82 million. See Project Browser for additional information on programming in the Republic of Congo.

Canada provides scholarships to the Republic of Congo through the Canadian Francophonie Grants Program.

Other Relevant Information

May 2019