Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the Embassy of Canada in Bern!

Thank you for visiting our website.

Canada enjoys excellent relations with Switzerland and with Liechtenstein.

Our common values facilitate strong multilateral collaboration on important global issues, and our shared commitment to creating economic growth and prosperity reinforces dynamic and growing commercial partnerships.

Canada is a leading commercial partner with many unique advantages. This website provides information to assist you in exploring investment opportunities with Canada and to discover Canada's exceptional capabilities.

This website also addresses questions you may have about visiting, studying or moving to Canada.

For Canadians living or visiting Switzerland or Liechtenstein, this website outlines available consular services including passport and citizenship services.

We sincerely hope that you find the website useful, and we welcome your feedback on improving how we share information about Canada and the work of the Canadian Embassy.


Susan Bincoletto
Ambassador of Canada
to Switzerland and Liechtenstein


Susan Bincoletto (MA [Economics], University of Ottawa, 1984; Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, 2011) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada in 2013 as assistant deputy minister, international business development, investment and innovation, and as chief trade commissioner.

From 2000 to 2013, she served as chief financial officer; assistant deputy minister of spectrum, information technologies and telecommunication sector; and assistant deputy minister, strategic policy sector, at Industry Canada.

Ms. Bincoletto has also held various positions in the Privy Council Office and the Department of Finance Canada, where she started her career in 1984.

On August 21st, 2017, Ms. Bincoletto was appointed Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

She is married to Thierry Montpetit and they have two adult children.