Canada-Tonga Relations

Canada-Tonga Relations

In Tonga, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

Tonga is represented in Canada by a high commission in New York City, U.S.A.

Canada enjoys pleasant bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Tonga, enhanced by memberships in international organizations such as the Commonwealth, United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Health Organization.

Canada and Tonga share interests with respect to fisheries management and are both parties to the United Nations Fish Stock Agreement. Canada is also a dialogue partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Tonga belongs.

With regard to development assistance, Canada supports small-scale, community-based projects in Tonga through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. Since 2012, Canada has contributed more than $1 million to projects that aim to prevent sexual violence and promote sustainable economic growth.

Canada’s trade relations with Tonga are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand.

July 2022