Canada – Honduras Relations

Canada and Honduras have maintained diplomatic relations since 1961.

In Honduras, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Costa Rica and a Program Office for Development in Tegucigalpa. The Program Office provides full consular services to Canadians and manages the Development Cooperation Program with Honduras.

Honduras is represented in Canada by an embassy in Ottawa and a consulate in Montréal.

Honduras benefits from Canada’s largest bilateral development program in Central America. Canada’s bilateral programming in Honduras is aligned with Canada’s feminist international assistance policy and focuses on inclusive governance, gender equality and human rights.

From 2015 to 2016, Canada gave $35.73 million in official development assistance to Honduras. The ODA is applied by Canadian and Honduran public organizations on the ground. Groups such as UNICEF and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also help in making sure these programs are applied.

Goods traded between Canada and Honduras reached a value of $427 million in 2017, an increase of 10% from 2016.

Goods exported to Honduras were worth $43.1 million in 2017, the main products being fertilizer, paper products and machinery.

Goods imported from Honduras reached a total value of $383 million in 2017, consisting mainly of clothing, fruits and nuts, electronic equipment and coffee.

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) offers short-term scholarship opportunities for students from Latin America and the Caribbean to study or conduct research in Canada. Academic agreements such as the ELAP help grow research relationships and student exchanges. In addition to the ELAP scholarships, Honduran students are encouraged to apply for other Canadian awards that are open to all international students, including the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. For a complete list of available scholarships, visit International Scholarships Program.

July 2018