Message from the High Commissioner

Welcome to the High Commission of Canada in Singapore!

I am honoured to represent Canada in this dynamic country and look forward to continuing to enhance our deep and diverse bilateral ties.

The High Commission was delighted to have marked 50 years of Canada-Singapore relations during SG50 in 2015 and to have celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday in Singapore in 2017. Stay tuned to our website and social media for news on planned events throughout what promises to be another exciting year in 2018!

With over 100 Canadian companies located here, and bilateral trade totaling more than $2 billion a year, our commercial relationship is particularly strong. I look forward to 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 us natural partners on important global issues, such as climate change and regional security. We work closely together in regional and international organizations - as a Dialogue Partner with ASEAN; in APEC and the WTO; and more recently, in the Arctic Council. Our shared values of diversity, pluralism and tolerance provide a strong foundation for further collaboration.

The team at the High Commission is pleased to provide 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.

For Canadians living in or visiting Singapore, this website outlines available consular services, including passport and citizenship services.
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Lynn McDonald
High Commissioner of Canada in Singapore


Lynn McDonald (BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto; LL.B, University of Toronto) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996.

After working in both the Legal and Trade Policy Bureaux of DFAIT from 1996-1999, she took up a position as Legal Advisor to Canada’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland from 1999-2002.

From 2005-2009, she served as Counsellor and Head of the Trade Policy Section at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., USA.

Ms. McDonald was Director of the Intellectual Property Trade Policy Division at Global Affairs Canada headquarters from 2011-2014.

In 2014, she became Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao.

Ms. McDonald was appointed as High Commissioner to Singapore in 2016.

She is married to Bernard Li, and they have two children.