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Canada-Ireland relations

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Bilateral relationship

Canada and Ireland enjoy positive bilateral relations founded on family, cultural and strong people-to-people ties, shared democratic political traditions, and a mutually beneficial commercial relationship. Irish immigrants in Canada have made significant contributions to Canadian diversity. More than 4.4 million Canadians (or 14% of the population) claim some Irish ancestry, making Irish the fourth-largest ethnic group in Canada.

Canada is represented in Ireland by an embassy in Dublin. In Canada, Ireland is represented by an embassy in Ottawa.

Trade relationship

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (2017) will provide further opportunities to build an even stronger bilateral economic relationship. Canada and Ireland are parties to several bilateral treaties, including the Agreement on Social Security (1992) and Blue Skies Air Agreement (2006). Bilateral trade between Canada and Ireland totalled $3.697 billion in 2018 with Canadian exports of $728 million and imports of $2.969 billion.

Trade and investment agreements

Trade and investment agreements involving Canada and Ireland:

For more information, consult trade and investment agreements.


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