Current Affairs

Canada and Norway have a lot in common – geographically, in terms of resources and the values we hold dear. This year marks 75 years of diplomatic relations, but our ties go back much further. Read more

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2016 has been an eventful year. The highlight was obviously the visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess in November, but throughout the year the Embassy has also had the pleasure of working on a number of other projects together with local partners. Read more

The Norwegian Embassy will have reduced opening hours during Christmas and New Years. Read more

During the CBIE conference in Ottawa, a new bilateral initiative between Norway and Canada was signed. The goal is to increase collaboration in higher education, research and innovation. Read more

Read more about the happenings in Ottawa, Toronto and St. John's during the visit of Their Royal Highnesses of Norway. Read more

Cool Nordic is an interactive cultural event designed to promote the Nordic countries and increase the visibility of strong brands and products from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in Canada. Read more

Photo: Series GG02-2016 MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall © BSGG, 2016.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway made an official visit to Canada November 7-10, 2016. Click here to read about the visit! Read more

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The High North is Norway’s most important foreign policy priority. The policy on this topic is designed to safeguard Norwegian interests, facilitate business development and social development in the north. Additionally, it is meant to increase the cooperation with other countries such as Canada that have interests in the High North. Read more

Photo: Photograph courtesy of Michael Studinger. Caption by Adam Voiland of NASA's Earth Observatory. Changes were made. .

The Arctic Council was established on 19 September 1996 with the signing of the Ottawa Declaration, which lists the member countries. This year the Council celebrates 20 years and as member states both Norway and Canada celebrate its remarkable evolution in its stature and reach. Maintaining the Arctic as a peaceful and sustainable region is key to all member states of the Council. Read more

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Gender equality and women’s rights are key policy priorities in Canada and Norway. The promotion and protection of women’s rights and gender equality are crucial to development, and constitute important areas in both countries’ foreign policy. Read more