Greetings from the Consul General
Welcome to the German Consulate General in Montreal! We are glad that you are browsing our website.
As you can see from our joint website, the Consulate General in Montreal - with its administrative district of Québec (except for Gatineau) - is part of the Team Canada. Together with our colleagues at the German Embassy in Ottawa and at the Consulates General in Vancouver and Toronto, we strive to deepen the already close and cordial relations between Germany and Canada.
To be part of the Team Canada means to share out different areas of work. The Consulate General in Montreal is responsible for fostering the economic and commercial relations, especially in the ares of transport, infrastructure and innovation. In doing so, we work closely together with the German-Canadian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and our Canadian partners.
It is our aim to point out the potential of German companies to Canadian partners seeking solutions in the above-mentioned areas. We would like to establish a platform for dialogue on smart and responsive innovation. Canadian enterprises and authorities can thus benefit from newest developments in Germany.
The Consulate General is in charge of numerous delegations, who visit Montreal to attend a conference or a seminar, and to hold talks. These visits are a sign of Montreal and Québec being attractive for Germans, be it as a conference location or business partner, a cultural hub or a city of universities. The German Goethe Institute, situated in the “Quartier des Spéctacles” is part of this dynamic atmosphere. It is being financed by the German Federal Foreign Service and organizes numerous film evenings and cultural events, where German and Canadian artists, musicians and other cultural actors work together. At the same time, the Goethe Institute is the best address for you if you intend to learn German!
Many German scientists who teach or do research here contribute to the very good reputation of Montreal’s universities. We welcome the fact that the German Academic Exchange Service is now also present in Montreal to advise Canadian students and professors on the different ways to study and do research in Germany.
Did you know there is a German International School in Montreal? At the Alexander von Humboldt School in Baie d’Urfé, not only children from Germany and Canada study together, but also young people from Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The new immersion program helps students who are not yet familiar with the German language to find their place at this international school.
In 2017 we congratulate Montreal on its 375th and Canada on its 150th anniversary. The German Consulate General can also look back on a long tradition, as in 2018 we are celebrating 125 years of German career Consuls being posted to Montreal. Time for something new! Since end of July 2017 the German Consulate General is the first German mission world-wide that is headed by way of jobsharing. We will alternate every six months. From 1 August to 31 January of each year, Markus Lang is the Consul General; from 1 February to 31 July Kathrin Misera-Lang holds this function.
If we have succeed in raising your curiosity about Germany, we would like to recommend two other websites to you besides our own and those of our partners. On the website
“How Germany ticks”
you will find a subpage on North America with exciting German-Canadian projects. You prefer to read blogs? Then take a look at
Markus Lang and Kathrin Misera-Lang