All Global Affairs Canada programs, services and resources

Global Affairs Canada provides a variety of programs and services related to Canada’s diplomatic relations, travel and consular services, international trade, and international development and humanitarian assistance. Browse all Global Affairs Canada services and information alphabetically through the A–Z index, or search for a specific topic.

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Services starting with the letter A

  • About consular services

    Business line: Travel

    How Canadian consular officials may be able to help you.

  • About humanitarian assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How we help populations affected by disasters, conflicts and food insecurity.

  • Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Find information on how Global Affairs Canada processes formal requests made under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

  • Acts and Regulations

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Find information on how Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations and encourages the country’s international trade.

  • Aid Effectiveness Agenda

    Business line: International development

    (Archived information 2007)

  • Air travel

    Business line: Travel

    Everything you need to know to prepare for a worry-free flight

  • Anti-corruption in developing countries

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Corruption decreases the amount of money that can be used to reduce poverty and promote economic growth.

  • Apply for funding for your unsolicited proposal

    Business line: International development

    Find applications and guidelines for applying for Canadian international development funding.

  • Apply to other sources of funding

    Business line: International development

    Find information on Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, International Development Research Centre and Canadian suppliers.

  • Ask Travel

    Business line: Travel

    Travelling and need answers? Try our interactive tool.

  • Authentication of documents

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    How to have Canadian documents authenticated so they will be accepted abroad.

Services starting with the letter B

  • Biological weapons

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Get an overview of how Canada implements the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

  • Blueprint 2020 Success Stories

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Global Affairs Canada manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country's international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Services starting with the letter C

Services starting with the letter D

Services starting with the letter E

  • Education in developing countries

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Education for children and youth in developing countries including skills for employment and scholarships.

  • Elimination of violence against women

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Violence against women impairs human rights and is an obstacle to the objectives of equality, development and peace.

  • Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn about Canada's leadership in developing, applying and testing a combination of approaches to increase women’s meaningful participation in peace operations.

  • Emergency Disaster Assistance Fund (EDAF)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Support for emergency operations responding to small and medium-scale disasters through a draw-down fund.

  • Empowering women and girls and gender equality

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our work to empower women and girls and promote gender equality in all our international development.

  • Ending violence against children and youth

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    We are committed to the protection and promotion of the rights of children and youth around the world.

  • Environmental Sustainability

    Business line: International development

    (Archived information 2015)

  • Evaluation reports

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The department periodically conducts evaluations of Global Affairs Canada priorities, programs and projects.

  • Expanding your business into Canada

    Business line: International trade

    Establishing or expanding a foreign business in Canada.

  • Exporting from Canada

    Business line: International trade

    Exporting your products and services abroad, permits and restrictions, tariffs and more.

  • Eyes Abroad

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Canada has hundreds of offices all over the world, and each one of the them is working to make a difference. Follow Canada's footprints across the globe as we bring you stories from the field.

Services starting with the letter F

Services starting with the letter G

  • G7 Summit 2018

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    N/A

  • Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    We are committed to advancing gender equality, the empowerment and protection of the human rights of women and girls.

  • Getting involved in international development

    Business line: International development

    Some of the effective ways you can contribute to a sustainable and peaceful planet.

  • Global Affairs Canada Deputy Ministers

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Deputy Ministers and Associate Deputy Ministers for Global Affairs Canada

  • Global Affairs Canada forms

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    This page offers a collection of Development, Foreign Affairs and Trade forms that will allow you to do to business with Global Affairs Canada.

  • Global Affairs Canada Ministers

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Ministers for Global Affairs Canada.

  • Global Affairs Canada news

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Find news relating to Global Affairs Canada.

  • Global Affairs Canada Parliamentary Secretaries

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Parliamentary secretaries for Global Affairs Canada

  • Global environmental protection

    Business line: International development

    Canada’s international action on climate change, polar issues and conservation.

  • Global health

    Business line: International development

    Canadian efforts to increase health and decrease death by preventable causes in the developing world.

  • Global issues and international assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our actions to promote human dignity and a more just, inclusive, sustainable, and safe world.

  • Global issues funding

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Discover funding opportunities for projects and programs that focus on global issues such as security, religious freedom and women’s rights.

  • Governance of the natural resource sector

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How Canada is helping developing countries manage various aspects of their natural resource sectors.

  • Governor-in-Council and Ministerial Appointments

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Ministerial and Governor-in-Council appointments for Global Affairs Canada.

  • Growth that works for everyone

    Business line: International development

    Supporting more sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Services starting with the letter H

  • Health and development

    Business line: International development

    Good health allows people to learn, work, care for their families and reach their full potential.

  • How can you help during a disaster abroad

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Practical steps you can take to help during a natural disaster or emergency abroad.

  • How Canada advances democracy in the world

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn how Canada advances democracy through foreign policy and international development assistance.

  • How we help Canadians abroad: Consular officers in action

    Business line: Travel

    Meet some of Canada’s dedicated consular officers who help thousands of Canadians travelling and living abroad each year.

  • How we respond to humanitarian crises

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    From specific projects to draw-down funds, see how we use resources for the greatest impact.

  • Human rights defenders

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Human rights defenders are key in protecting and promoting human rights and strengthening the rule of law.

  • Humanitarian assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn how Canada helps during international crises and natural disasters.

Services starting with the letter I

  • Immunization in developing countries

    Business line: International development

    Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health investments.

  • Importing into Canada

    Business line: International trade

    Importing goods or services to Canada, including programs that can help reduce duties.

  • Improving the health and rights of women and children

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Information about improving the health and rights of women and children around the world.

  • Inclusion of marginalized people

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    An inclusive society empowers marginalized individuals and supports sustainable development.

  • Inclusive governance and democracy

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Discover how Canada supports citizen engagement and inclusive governance.

  • Info Source

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions.

  • Information by countries and territories

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Find information about Canada’s presence around the world.

  • Inspection reports

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The department periodically conducts inspections of its Global Affairs Canada mission operations.

  • Internal audit

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Global Affairs Canada uses the audit process as an important way to ensure the efficient use of public funds.

  • International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Learn about internships spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development and agriculture.

  • International assistance review

    Business line: International development

    Read about the extensive consultation process that fed into the International Assistance Policy.

  • International crime

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    The illegal drug trade, human smuggling, money laundering and other activities of international organized crime.

  • International development funding

    Business line: International development

    Find applications and guidelines for applying for Canadian international development funding.

  • International human rights

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.

  • International human rights, inclusive governance and democracy

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How Canada supports human rights, democracy and inclusive governance on the international stage.

  • International humanitarian assistance – Funding application guidelines for non-governmental organizations

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Guidelines to apply for international humanitarian assistance projects.

  • International indigenous human rights

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Get information on initiatives focusing on international Indigenous issues.

  • International innovation

    Business line: International trade

    Global innovation funding, on-the-ground support and accelerated access to global markets.

  • International offices and emergency contacts

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International trade

    Find contact information for Canadian embassies, consulates and trade commissioners as well as emergency consular assistance.

  • International peace and security

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Canada’s work toward a safer world amid complex challenges.

  • International relations

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Explore Canada’s role in international organizations, trade negotiations and sanctions.

  • International Scholarships

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Discover graduate study and research opportunities abroad for Canadians. Learn about opportunities for non-Canadians to study and do research in Canada.

  • International trade and investment

    Business line: International trade

    Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.

  • International trade data

    Business line: International trade

    Data and market intelligence for export development, importing and foreign investment business planning.

  • International trade funding

    Business line: International trade

    Discover funding opportunities for trade-related activities in Canada and abroad.

  • International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, which provides Canadian youth with the tools and experience they need to launch successful careers.

  • Internet freedom

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn how Canada is committed to the same rights for people both online and offline.

  • Invest in foreign markets

    Business line: International trade

    Market research, protection for foreign investments and extractive sector corporate responsibility.

Services starting with the letter J

  • Jules Léger Library

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Jules Léger Library maintains an extensive collection of books, documents, periodicals and newspapers.

Services starting with the letter L

  • Living abroad

    Business line: Travel

    Everything you need to know to prepare to leave Canada to live in a foreign country.

Services starting with the letter M

  • Management Accountability Framework (MAF)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Management Accountability Framework (MAF) assessment is an annual evaluation report compiled by the Treasury Board of Canada and the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada to measure the management performance of government organizations.

  • Money laundering

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Discover how the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada helps prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and learn about Canada’s founding role in the G-7’s Financial Action Task Force.

Services starting with the letter N

  • Non-proliferation and disarmament

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Learn how Canada prevents the spread of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear weapons through Canadian laws and agencies and by working with international partners.

  • Nuclear weapons

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    An overview of Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policy.

  • Nutrition and food security

    Business line: International development

    How Canada and partners are fighting malnutrition and strengthening agriculture.

Services starting with the letter O

  • O. D. Skelton Lectures

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Read the lecture series eastablished in the memory of O. D. Skelton.

  • Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (ODAAA)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    N/A

  • Ongoing and past crises abroad

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    The Government of Canada acts quickly and appropriately when it receives requests for assistance from countries facing disasters, conflicts, or acute food insecurity.

  • Our partners

    Business line: International development

    Our partners around the world in civil society, international organizations, and the private sector.

  • Our priorities in international assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our actions to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in all our development, humanitarian and peace and security assistance.

Services starting with the letter P

  • Pandemics

    Business line: International development

    Find practical information on pandemics and on Canada’s response to these global health crises.

  • Partners@International

    Business line: International development

    Use this portal to submit applications for funding from select Global Affairs Canada programs.

  • Past priorities and strategies

    Business line: International development

    Learn more about our past priorities and strategies.

  • Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOP)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Learn about how the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) supports conflict prevention, dialogue, mediation, stabilization, peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery.

  • Peacebuilding, stability and security

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Efforts to stabilize fragile states, including through peacekeeping and the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program.

  • Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    How Canada regulates and uses nuclear energy and materials.

  • Permanent delegation of Canada to UNESCO

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    N/A

  • Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    N/A

  • Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations (UN)

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    N/A

  • Planning and performance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Departmental Plan and Departmental Results Report (DRR) are prepared annually by all federal departments and agencies.

  • Project browser

    Business line: International development

    Project Browser is an interactive tool that allows you to search Global Affairs Canada’s international projects and download information as open data files.

  • Promoting human rights

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our human rights commitments, performance, treaties, and reporting.

  • Promoting rights of persons with disabilities

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Supporting the rights of persons with disabilities through international development assistance activities.

  • Protocol – Office of Protocol of Canada

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Learn about how Canada plans, coordinates and implements all official visits to Canada, events in Canada and abroad, and international travel by the Prime Minister and other Canadian government officials.

  • Public financial management

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Public financial management underlies all government activity and incorporates all components of a country's budget.

  • Public Opinion Research

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Find Public Opinion Research reports

  • Public service delivery

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Inequality, lack of transparency and corruption lead to poor service delivery.

  • Publications

    Business line: Travel

    Ordering and reading our wide range of publications is a good first step to a safe and healthy trip abroad.

Services starting with the letter Q

Services starting with the letter R

  • Reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    How Canada reduces the threat of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Refugees

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Find out how Canada supports refugees, how Canadian citizens can help and how to apply for refugee status in Canada.

  • Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA)

    Business line: Travel

    Sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected to Canada in case of an emergency abroad or an emergency at home.

  • Report to the Clerk of the Privy Council on public service renewal – December 2016

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    This initiative sets out a vision for a world-class public service equipped to serve Canada and Canadians now and into the future.

  • Reports and Accountability

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Reports and accountability for Global Affairs Canada.

  • Request emergency assistance

    Business line: Travel

    Contact information for Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance.

  • Resources for Travel Counsellors

    Business line: Travel

    Online training and web-based marketing materials for travel counsellors

  • Return to Canada

    Business line: Travel

    Every year, millions of Canadian citizens return to Canada from abroad. Make your re-entry safe and easy - here is all you need to know about going through customs, the process for re-entering Canada, what to do if you are sick, and information on U.S. border wait times.

  • Risk management

    Business line: International development

    Identify, assess, monitor and manage risks in order to optimize development results.

  • Rule of law

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    The Rule of law provides a level playing field to support poverty reduction.

Services starting with the letter S

  • Schengen area

    Business line: Travel

    Important information for travellers to Europe.

  • Security capacity-building programs

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How Canada helps countries improve their ability to counter terrorism and transnational organized crime.

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    See how we are promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, which are critical for saving lives and reducing poor health.

  • Sexual exploitation of children

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our commitment to combatting the sexual exploitation of children.

  • Sexual exploitation and abuse in international assistance

    Business line: International development

    Our response to sexual exploitation and abuse in international assistance and expectations of our partners in the delivery of Canadian international assistance.

  • Space issues

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Learn how Canada ensures the safe, secure and sustainable use of space and apply for a licence under the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act.

  • Statistical Reports on International Assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Published one year after the end of each fiscal year. This report presents an annual comprehensive and detailed account of Canadian international assistance.

  • Stay connected

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Find out how to stay connected to Global Affairs Canada through social media.

  • Stories

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Read stories to learn about Canada’s efforts around the world.

  • Stories, results and transparency

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Our priorities in international assistance, including our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

  • Strategic papers on gender equality, environmental sustainability and governance

    Business line: International development

    N/A

  • Study in Canada

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Apply to study in Canada, work during studies, extend your study permit or work after graduation.

  • Study, work and travel worldwide

    Business line: Foreign affairs

    Find the information you need to help plan your studies, work or travel abroad and in Canada.

  • Supporting environmental sustainability in developing countries

    Business line: International development

    Canada’s work with partners to support environmental sustainability.

  • Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy

    Business line: International development

    (Archived information 2010)

Services starting with the letter T

  • Terms and conditions

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    This privacy notice summarizes the privacy practices for Global Affairs Canada's online activities.

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Business line: International development

    How Canada is contributing to the global goals for advancing sustainable development.

  • The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    A draw-down fund for rapid onset relief operations in response to small to medium scale crises.

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Rapid-response grants to UN agencies in the aftermath of sudden disasters or rapidly deteriorating crises.

  • The department in History

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    Learn about the history of the department of Global Affairs Canada

  • The human rights of LGBTI persons

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How we advocate to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

  • The North American relationship

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    N/A

  • Trade Commissioner Service

    Business line: International trade

    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian SMEs navigate the complexities of international business.

  • Trade negotiations and agreements

    Business line: International trade

    Trade agreements and negotiations, tariff information, environmental assessments and more.

  • Trade Topics

    Business line: International trade

    Grow your exports by learning the rules and opportunities of international trade. Follow values and procedures to ensure success.

  • Transparency

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development, International trade

    The Government of Canada is working hard to improve the proactive disclosure of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, the government and public-sector officials accountable.

  • Transparency and open data in international assistance

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    Find information about Canada’s spending on international development initiatives.

  • Travel abroad

    Business line: Travel

    Information on travel health and safety, air travel, border wait times and more.

  • Travel Advice and Advisories

    Business line: Travel

    Country-specific information on safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions and other important travel issues.

  • Travel documents

    Business line: Travel

    Passports, visas, international driving permits and other documents you will need when you travel abroad.

  • Travel health and safety

    Business line: Travel

    Essential information on travel health and safety risks and how to prevent them.

Services starting with the letter U

  • Universal Periodic Review

    Business line: Foreign affairs, International development

    How our human rights performance is reviewed under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review.

Services starting with the letter V

Services starting with the letter W

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