Ireland in Canada

Find out about Ireland’s trade, community, cultural, diplomatic and business activities in Canada.

Ireland and Canada are two countries with deep connections and friendships dating back centuries.

Almost 4.5 million people in Canada can claim Irish heritage.

Next year will mark 85 years of diplomatic engagement between our two countries.

Ministerial visits

Irish Minister for International Development and Diaspora, Sean Fleming T.D., recently visited Canada in July 2023 aimed at strengthening links between Ireland and Canada.

15,000

people are employed by Canadian companies in Ireland

2021

a motion designating March as 'Irish Heritage Month' was passed

10,700

participants take part in the Working Holiday Agreement each year

A green harp

Embassy of Ireland, Canada

The Embassy and Consulates work to:

  • promote and protect Irish interests in Canada
  • strengthen political and economic relationships
  • support the Irish community
  • advance cultural ties and promote the Irish arts