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Canada-Poland relations

Canada is represented in Poland by the Canadian embassy in Warsaw.

Poland is represented in Canada by its embassy in Ottawa. Poland also has consulates in Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta; Montréal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Canada-Poland relationship has a strong historical foundation that is rooted in the deep personal ties to Poland maintained by the Polish-Canadian community, which is almost 1 million strong.

Poland is an important member of the European Union and NATO. Canada was the first NATO country to approve Poland joining the Alliance, in 1998. Polish troops are deployed to the Canada-led NATO battle group in Latvia.

Canada and Poland cooperate on issues of common concern in NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, as well as in a wide range of United Nations organizations and initiatives.

Poland is Canada's largest goods trading partner in central and eastern Europe. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement provide opportunities to further strengthen the bilateral economic relationship.

Canada and Poland have a youth mobility agreement that allows young people from Canada and Poland to travel and work in each other’s countries for up to one year. Each year, Canada hosts a number of international students from Poland, who are invited to consider applying for the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

July 2018

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