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Governmental Affairs (Canada-U.S. Relations)

Fulbright in Canada

  • The Fulbright program is a bi-national, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit reciprocal residential exchange organization between Canada and the US that provides opportunities to Canadian and American students, scholars, and researches to study, lecture and/or conduct research in the other country.
  • The initial Fulbright concept was introduced in 1946 by President Harry Truman and Canada has been involved for over the last 30 years providing support to st

Ambassadors to Canada

  • This page identifies the list of officials who have served as chiefs of the United States Mission in Canada ever since William Phillips in 1927, when the American Legation in Ottawa was established as he presented his credentials as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

History of US Mission in Canada

  • This page discusses the history of the US mission in Canada along with the historic and modern role played by the Consulate Generals in creating and facilitating economic/political relations and agreements.
  • This resource highlights that the US has maintained an official presence in Canada since 1833 with the opening of the first Consulate in Halifax and discusses the services provided by Consulates that have opened since that time.

History of the Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations between Canada and the US

  • This is a guide to the recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations between Canada and the United States starting from the first bilateral fishing treaty made in 1923.
  • This guide includes when the United States recognized Canada as an independent union and when diplomatic relations were formally established in 1927, the establishment of the American legation in Ottawa also in 1927, and the elevation of legation to embassy status in 1943.