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Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva

The Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva, Switzerland is the primary channel for diplomatic representation and the promotion of Canadian interests at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other related entities based in Geneva.

With more than 180 accredited missions (including states/observers), funds, and specialized agencies and over 3,000 accredited civil society organizations, Geneva is a dynamic environment influencing critical global socio-economic and political developments.

Reflecting our whole-of-government and whole-of-Canada orientation, the Mission is comprised of staff from several Canadian departments and agencies, as well as locally engaged personnel. Our Canada-based staff come from Global Affairs Canada, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Department of Finance Canada. Beyond these, our partner departments also include Health Canada, the Labour Program of Employment and Social Development Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Public Safety Canada, the Department of National Defense, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Transport Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Consular services

We provide consular services to Canadians visiting, working, and living in the Canton of Geneva.

Office information


5 Avenue de l’Ariana
1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 919 92 00

Fax: +41 22 919 92 33


Our representative

Nadia Theodore
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization

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