Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to our website. The Embassy team and I are ready to assist you. Our website offers bilingual information on our consular and immigration services, as well as on our foreign policy, commercial and development programs plus contact details for the embassy. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, contact us and we will do our best to help.

I am privileged and honoured to represent Canada in the Republic of the Philippines. My spouse, Carol Bujeau, and I have been touched by the warmth and hospitality of the Filipino people. This will make our goal of strengthening relations between our countries that much easier.

I presented credentials to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on December 6, 2016. We both agreed that, while our relations are warm and substantial, we need to do more to take advantage of the potential that exists. High level visits and people to people contacts will contribute to expanding our ties. The more than 800,000 people of Filipino origin residing in Canada also contribute significantly to strengthening our relations.

There will be great opportunities in 2017 to promote Canada in the Philippines. We are planning special events throughout the year to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. We will also mark 40 years of partnership between Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), working with the 2017 host country, the Philippines to also fete the 50th anniversary of ASEAN itself. Join us in celebrating these wonderful anniversaries – and keep checking back for information on how you can join in the fun.

I encourage you to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook. Through social media, we wish to keep you up to date on the policies of the Government of Canada and the Embassy’s activities in the Philippines.

John Holmes