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New transatlantic highway between Canada and Germany

Canada and Germany have much in common – and much to learn from each other. There is already a strong bond defining this transatlantic connection. But it needs to be nurtured, renewed and reimagined continually in order to grow and bear even more fruit. With an eye to engaging the next generation in this exchange, a new campaign has been created: So German! Si Allemand !


On July 1, 2015 Germany's diplomatic representations in Canada underwent further restructuring of their consular services.

The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal no longer accept passport applications and have ceased to offer consular services altogether. 

The German Consulate General in Vancouver is continuing to offer limited consular services.

Please refer to our service overview for detailed information.

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt with delegates from Germany's Education and Science Workers’ Union on July 20, 2015 at a reception at the German Embassy in Ottawa.

German education leaders visit Ottawa

A 17-member delegation from Germany's Education and Science Workers’ Union are participating in the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa from July 21 to 26, 2015. They were hosted by Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt on July 20 at a reception at the German Embassy in Ottawa.

Are you recipient of a Compensation Payment?

Recipients of German compensation payments may have their life certificate stamped by a Canadian notary public or a bank manager (if he has the status of notary public).

Effective immediatly the certificate of life no longer has to be filled in and confirmed by the competent German foreign mission in Canada.

Jerzy Komorowski, General Manager of Aerospace at NRC; Rolf Henke, DLR Executive Board Member responsible for aeronautics research

DLR, NRC announce closer cooperation in aeronautics research

Collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is already a reality, but with the signing of an Agreement for Collaborative Framework on July 9, 2015, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and NRC have now strengthened their cooperation.

I am German

hitchBOT on tour in the US

HitchBOT abroad. Talk with hitchBOT-creator Frauke Zeller about robots, language and academia

HitchBOT, the talkative cosmopolitan roboter from Port Credit, is travelling all across America right now. We talked to Frauke Zeller, hitchBOT's German co-creator about creating hitchBOT, media strategies, and academia in Germany and Canada.

Nicoline Beglinger

Living the high altitude life: Nicoline Beglinger, Revelstoke and Durrand Glacier Chalet, British Columbia

Find out why the descendant from the old Woermann dynasty, once upon a time owner of a shipping line in Hamburg, ends up taking care of a remote lodge high up in the mountains of British Columbia.

When Bernhard Güller does this, he is not playing Mikado, a pick-up stick game originating in Europe - he is conducting Mozart.

Orchestrating a symphony: Bernhard Güller from Halifax, Nova Scotia

It had always been Bernhard Güller`s goal to be a conductor. He already dreamt of it when he was a boy in a small German town. Be careful what you wish for. Because you might just end up as a German conductor of a symphony orchestra in Canada!

Apps and more

App Auswärtiges AMt

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Ambassador's Corner

Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

Newsletters of Germany's foreign missions in Canada


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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

... is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information. It provides many facts and figures, covering topics such as population and geography, the political system, the economy, social life, education, culture, the media, and history.