Ambassador Patrick Parisot

Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the Embassy of Canada to Norway! Velkommen til Canadas ambassade i Norge!  

It is an honour to represent Canada in this beautiful country, which reminds me a lot of my own.  

Canada and Norway have deep and longstanding ties. Many shared values are at the core of our strong relations and enduring friendship. We work together to promote human rights, protect the environment, and share a commitment to multilateralism, a rules-based global order, and a progressive trade agenda. We are both Arctic nations and, as founding members of the Arctic Council, we work closely on Arctic issues.  

People and partnerships are at the heart of the Canada-Norway relationship, and our Embassy team is keen to meet you and work with Norwegians in partnership to expand our trade, investment, innovation and knowledge. Through the arts, culture and sport, I look forward to discovering our two countries’ commonalities and what makes us complementary at the same time. My colleagues and I look very much forward to working with you, and to introducing all that Canada has to offer as a destination for education, exploration and travel, as well as a place to invest and do business with.  I encourage you to explore our website. Canadians can learn more about our consular services, including passport and citizenship services. 

Your thoughts, ideas and feedback are always welcome.  We hope to see you at events around this beautiful country, and to hearing from you on Facebook and Twitter!

Biography - Ambassador Patrick Parisot

Patrick Parisot (CGE [Business Management], HEC Montréal, 1976; BSp Rel Hum [Psychology of Communications], Université du Québec à Montréal, 1979; BA [Political Science], Université du Québec à Montréal, 1984; CIJ [Information and Journalism], Université de Montréal, 1987.  

Patrick Parisot was named Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway on May 7, 2019.  Previously he has been Ambassador to Cuba (2016 to 2018), Algeria (2007 to 2010), Portugal (2003 to 2007), and Chile (2001 to 2003).  He served as press secretary and special policy adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada (1993 to 2001).