Common wreath laid by Germany and France at Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 11, 2015

Germany and France lay common wreath

The Ambassadors of Germany and France to Canada, Werner Wnendt and Nicolas Chapuis, laid a common wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2015.


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.

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (file photo)

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on November 10 on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: "Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. ..."

The Memorandum of Understanding between DFG and NSERC

New science research agreement between Germany and Canada

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 2, 2015 at the residence of the Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt to strengthen and broaden their collaboration in training, research, exchange and cooperation by research teams.

Are you recipient of a Compensation Payment?

Recipients of German compensation payments may have their life certificate stamped by a Canadian 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.

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hitchBOT on tour in the US

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

HitchBOT, the talkative cosmopolitan robot from Port Credit, Ontario travelled across Canada, Germany and the United States until its trip came to a sad end when it was vandalized in Philadelphia. We talked to Frauke Zeller, hitchBOT's German co-creator, about creating hitchBOT, media strategies, and academia in Germany and Canada.

Maren König, incoming German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg, sent by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad

"Teaching German is my passion" – Interview with Maren König, incoming German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg

Maren König is the new German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg - one of about 2,000 teachers employed and sent by the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für Auslandsschulwesen, ZfA). She will be teaching German as a second language to Winnipeg students for at least two years.

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

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to 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.