The Canadian Consulate General in Boston is one of twelve Canadian Consulates General in the United States. While the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. is responsible for the overall bilateral relationship with the United States, the Consulates General operate in specific areas in the U.S. The Boston office covers the New England states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
A team of 20 in our downtown Boston office, we pursue three main business lines:
Trade & Investment: The Consulate's Business Development section is a dynamic team of 11 people who serve Canada and Canadians through the promotion of commercial linkages including trade, investment, market access, and technology partnering with organizations throughout New England. We build bridges between Canadian and New England companies, research centres, universities, and other institutions. To accomplish our goals, we develop a network of contacts, disseminate information, bring people together, and highlight Canada's many advantages. We actively support US and Canadian corporations to consider and implement technology transfer, research and development, product commercialization, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and both greenfield and financial investments. With the second largest venture capital community in the United States, we also work to understand the interests of our VC contacts and to bring value to companies and VC firms on both sides of the border.
Consular: Canadians living, working, and travelling in our territory can run into difficulty. Our consular section assists Canadians who encounter problems that may involve lost passports, arrest and detention, death, illness, child custody or abduction, repatriation, or theft. Consular officers are also available to provide information on matters such as Canadian citizenship, pensions, notarization, vital statistics, elections, taxation, and travel advisories. Citizenship applications and other non-emergency situations are handled by appointment.
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS): Our FPDS team ensures that Canadian interests are represented on a range of issues such as borders, security, energy, forestry, and trade. We interpret local US political and economic events and trends of interest to Canada. In addition to working collaboratively with U.S. officials and non-governmental organizations on issues of bilateral interest, we serve as a resource for political offices within our territory and as the point of contact for local media. We actively promote the study of Canada at universities and colleges, and provide information on general economic, financial, and fiscal developments and policies in Canada and the Canadian provinces. In addition, we work to heighten Canada's profile throughout the region by highlighting Canadian cultural activities occurring within our five state territory. – less