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Canadian-Hungary Relations

Bilateral relations

Canada’s bilateral relations with Hungary, a NATO ally and member of the European Union, have a strong historical foundation. Canada resettled nearly 38,000 Hungarian refugees who fled the Soviet invasion of their country following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In 2010, Canada designated the arrival of these refugees as a National Historic Event, largely for the way in which it helped to shape Canadian immigration policy. There are about 350,000 Canadians of at least partial Hungarian descent.

Canada is represented in Hungary by an embassy in Budapest. Hungary is represented in Canada by an embassy in Ottawa and a consulate in Toronto.

Trade

Canada and Hungary enjoy mutually beneficial commercial relations, including through trade, investment, and cooperation on innovation, science and technology. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement provides further opportunities to build a stronger bilateral economic relationship. In 2018 two way trade between Canada and Hungary reached $871 million with Canadian exports of $93.2 million and imports of $778 million.

Multilateral partnerships

Trade and investment agreements


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Date Modified:
2019-11-12