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Parliamentary Culture and Media Committee on Canada tour

The Culture and Media Committee of Germany’s parliament is visiting Canada from August 23 to 29, 2015. During stops in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, the German members of parliament are meeting with Canadian organizations such as the National Film Board of Canada and Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Heritage, the CRTC, the city of Toronto, Newspapers Canada and the Canadian Magazine Media Association, and the Canada Media Fund. The delegation is hoping to learn about Canada’s media and cultural landscapes and the changes they are currently undergoing.


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.

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.

Dr. Reinhard Pekrun

John G. Diefenbaker Award goes to German professor who makes link between emotion, memory and learning

Dr. Reinhard Pekrun is a psychology professor from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich. He was selected for the John G. Diefenbaker Award, which funds a German scholar to visit Canada to research, teach and advance knowledge in a particular field.

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt with delegates from Germany's Education and Science Workers’ Union on July 20, 2015 at a reception at the German Embassy in Ottawa.

German education leaders visit Ottawa

A 17-member delegation from Germany's Education and Science Workers’ Union are participating in the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa from July 21 to 26, 2015. They were hosted by Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt on July 20 at a reception at the German Embassy in Ottawa.

I am German

hitchBOT on tour in the US

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

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

Nicoline Beglinger

Living the high altitude life: Nicoline Beglinger, Revelstoke and Durrand Glacier Chalet, British Columbia

Find out why the descendant from the old Woermann dynasty, once upon a time owner of a shipping line in Hamburg, ends up taking care of a remote lodge high up in the mountains of British Columbia.

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

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.