Canada - Sweden Relations

Canada and Sweden enjoy excellent bilateral relations based on people-to-people ties and mutually-beneficial economic partnerships. Canada and Sweden also share fundamental values and common approaches to key global issues, including a focus on inclusion and gender equality.

The Swedish diaspora in Canada has made a significant contribution to Canada and Canadian diversity.

The Embassy of Canada to Sweden, in Stockholm, represents Canada in that country, while the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa represents that country in Canada. Sweden also operates consulates in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal, Québec, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

As Arctic partners, Canada and Sweden also share a common interest in addressing the full range of northern issues. Canada and Sweden promote common objectives through various multilateral institutions, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Arctic Council. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will provide further opportunities to build an even stronger bilateral economic relationship.

Canada and Sweden have a number of bilateral agreements in place, including the International Experience Canada program, which allows young Canadians to live and work for a time in Sweden.