Ambassador Heather Grant

Message from the Ambassador

I am delighted to represent Canada in this beautiful, innovative and progressive country, working to enhance our already strong and vibrant bilateral relations. I am particularly pleased to serve as Canada’s representative in Sweden as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017. 

The ties between Canada and Sweden are longstanding. Since the settlement of Swedish immigrants more than a century ago, the relationship has grown and deepened significantly across many areas, including trade and investment, political relations and people-to-people linkages. At the core of our strong relations and enduring friendship are many shared values, including the promotion of human rights, the protection of the environment and a commitment to a progressive trade agenda. As founding members of the Arctic Council, cooperation between Canada and Sweden in that forum continues to be an important part of our relationship. 

Our team at the Embassy is pleased to provide you with this gateway to a range of information about Canada. Whether you are interested in doing business in Canada, studying in Canada or visiting, we hope that you will find this website useful and informative. 

Heather Grant

Biography – Ambassador Heather Grant

Heather Grant (BA Hons [History and German], Queen’s University, 1989; LLB, Dalhousie University, 1992; LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1998) served as legal counsel at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal following her admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1994. In 1998, she began working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas, then on bilateral and regional free trade negotiations and the management of existing agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement. As deputy director and subsequently director of the Regional Trade Policy Division, Ms. Grant served as deputy chief negotiator and lead institutional negotiator on a number of agreements. In 2004, she became director of the Tariffs and Market Access Division before moving to Geneva in 2005 to serve as minister and deputy permanent representative at the Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization. Upon her return to Canada in 2009, Ms. Grant was appointed director general, North America commercial affairs, and in 2010, director general of the North America Policy Bureau. In 2012, she was appointed high commissioner in Singapore.

Ambassador - Heather Grant