The New Zealand High Commission is charged with carrying out the New Zealand Government’s business with Canada. The High Commissioner is also accredited to Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The primary focus of the High Commission’s work is managing New Zealand’s political, economic, trade, security and other relations in Canada.
New Zealand has close bilateral ties with Canada, sharing a Commonwealth heritage and similar traditions and parliamentary and legal systems. The countries have mutually supportive relationships in many international fora based on shared values and similar outlooks.
The High Commission works to build on these linkages to see greater trade and economic engagement and connectivity between New Zealand and Canada; nurture and maintain the defence and security relationships; and facilitate foreign policy cooperation bilaterally as well as in various regional and multilateral fora. The High Commission also delivers consular and visa services.
Office hours: Mon-Fri 0830-1630 hrs