Message from the Ambassador

On behalf of the entire team, I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Canada in the Dominican Republic.

Since the beginning of diplomatic relations established in 1954, we have been working to strengthen the bilateral ties that exist between our two nations. It is with great pride that I represent my country with the intention of being able to contribute to the promotion of interests and values that unite us, such as the defense of human rights, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and a strong and open democracy.

From a trade perspective, Canada is a world leader in agriculture, infrastructure, clean energy, information and communications technologies, and of course mining. Our on-site team of trade commissioners will be pleased to accompany you to take advantage of the many business opportunities in these fields.

Canadians love to spend their vacations in the Dominican Republic. They feel welcome here and appreciate the efforts of the local government to provide a safe tourist destination. As we recover on a more sustainable and inclusive path, following the crisis caused by COVID-19, I am confident that the Canadian tourists who visit each year will return in large number.

Whether you are interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic, investing or studying in Canada, I encourage you to explore our website. You can also learn more about consular, passport and citizenship services, as well as about our embassy in Santo Domingo, our consulate in Puerto Plata and our office in Punta Cana. You will also find additional information on our bilateral relations and collaboration in multilateral institutions.

If you are a Canadian who visits, works or lives in the Dominican Republic, please take a few moments to register on the Registration of Canadians Abroad web page so that we can contact you in case of an emergency.

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Sincerely,

Christine Laberge
Ambassador of Canada in the Dominican Republic


Biography

Christine Laberge (BA [Political Science], Université de Montréal, 1998; MA [management], HEC Montréal, 2000) joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2000. During her time at Headquarters, she served in various roles, including director of the Centre of Learning for International Affairs and Global Leadership (2018 to 2020), deputy director in divisions responsible for Investments Attraction (2015 to 2020), and Science, Technology and Innovation (2005 to 2009) and as Chief of Staff of the Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister of Asia and Africa (2010). She has held various positions abroad, including Consul and Head of Mission at the Canadian Consulate in Barcelona (2011 to 2015), Science and Technology Councillor at the Embassy of Canada in The Hague (2007) and Vice-Consul at the Consulate General of Canada in Rio de Janeiro (2001 to 2004). She speaks French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.