High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore

Message from the High Commissioner

Jean-Dominique High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore

Welcome to the High Commission of Canada in Singapore!

With tours in South Korea, Syria, France and Mexico, I find myself back in Singapore for the second time, after first serving here from 2005 to 2008.

It is unmistakable that Singapore has evolved and changed in many ways since I was last here, and I very much look forward to continuing to enhance our deep, diverse and vibrant bilateral ties.

My posting to Singapore also takes place against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a challenging time for many, and the global situation, including border and travel rules, remain fluid. For Canadians who need to travel, and for those travelling to Canada, I encourage you to check in with the Government of Canada travel website, for the latest travel guidance information.

With a large number of Canadian companies located here in Singapore, and bilateral trade totaling more than $2 billion a year, the commercial relationship between Canada and Singapore is particularly strong. I look forward to playing a part in further expanding our trade and investment relationship and see many exciting opportunities, including in the areas of science, technology and innovation.

Our shared interests also make Singapore and Canada natural partners on important global issues, such as sustainability and climate change, and regional and cyber security. We also have shared interests in the areas of empowering women, and advancing gender equality in our respective societies. We work closely together in regional and international organizations, including as a Dialogue Partner with ASEAN, in APEC and the WTO, and the Arctic Council. Our shared values of diversity, pluralism and tolerance provide a strong foundation for further collaboration in many areas, including arts and culture.

The High Commission of Canada in Singapore continues to provide consular services to Canadians including passport, citizenship and other services.

Our team is also committed to providing you with this gateway to a range of information about Canada.  Whether you are interested in investing or studying in Canada, discovering more about Canadian products and services, or want to find out about our visa and immigration services, I trust that you will find this website useful.

Last but not least, please do stay in touch by following us on our social media platforms:

Facebook: @CanadainSingapore
Instagram: @canada_sg
Twitter: @CanHCSingapore
LinkedIn: High Commission of Canada in Singapore

Jean-Dominique Ieraci
High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore


Biography

Mr. Jean-Dominique Ieraci was appointed the High Commissioner of Canada to the Republic of Singapore in August 2021. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian embassy in Mexico (2016 to 2021); Minister-Counsellor, Economic and Commercial Affairs, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris (2008 to 2013); Counsellor at Embassy of Canada in Syria (Covering Cyprus and Jordan) (2000 to 2002); and Trade Commissioner and Vice-Counsel at Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Korea (1994 to 1998).

This is also High Commissioner Ieraci's second tour in Singapore. He was previously Counsellor (Trade and Economic) and Senior Trade Commissioner at High Commission of Canada in Singapore from 2005 to 2008.

High Commissioner Ieraci's most recent headquarter assignment was Director General, Trade Sectors at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (now Global Affairs Canada), where he was responsible for the support to the internationalisation of Canadian firms in 22 main sectors of the economy, ranging from Information technology to Canada's International Education Strategy.

Mr. Ieraci graduated in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is married and has 3 children.