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Canada-Tonga relations

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Bilateral relations

In Tonga, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

Tonga is represented in Canada by a high commission in New York City, U.S.A.

Canada enjoys pleasant bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Tonga, enhanced by memberships in international organizations such as the Commonwealth, United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Health Organization.

Canada and Tonga share interests with respect to fisheries management and are both parties to the United Nations Fish Stock Agreement. Canada is also a dialogue partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Tonga belongs.

Trade relations

Canada’s trade relations with Tonga are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand.


Canada supports small-scale, community-based projects in Tonga through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. Since 2012, Canada has contributed more than $1 million to projects that aim to prevent sexual violence and promote sustainable economic growth.

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Partnerships and organizations

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Tonga work closely in multilateral fora, such as:

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