Embassy of Sweden

  • Per Sjögren

    Ambassadör Per Sjögren Photo: Joel Arvidsson

Welcome to the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa, Canada.

The Embassy is the formal communication link between the Swedish and the Canadian governments. The Ambassador heads the Embassy and is the official representative to Canada of the Swedish Government. We monitor and report back to the Swedish government on political, economic and financial events and developments in Canada that are of relevance for our bilateral relations. 

The Embassy fulfils the role of a Swedish public authority when it comes to consular and migration-related matters, which include issuance of passports and different kinds of certificates, visas for students, residence and work permits as well as assistance to Swedes in emergency situations.

With the inclusion of biometric data in European Union passports in order to avoid forging, passport applications can only be made with special equipment at the Embassy. Ready passports can be picked up at Swedish consulates across Canada or at any Swedish Embassy or Consulate around the world.

Sweden has Honorary Consuls providing consular and other services in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal, Québec City, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Another important task for the Embassy is to promote all aspects of Sweden in Canada, including culture, trade and research & development. When it comes to culture we are involved in activities such as programs for visiting Swedish  performing arts groups, Swedish participation in Canadian film festivals as well as the organisation of visits to Sweden for Canadian journalists. The Embassy’s  website is our key communication tool, where we publish news and information, including Swedish-related activities in Canada. The Embassy also communicates on Facebook (Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa) and Twitter (SwedenInCAN).

Valuable partners and sources for us when preparing and carrying out our activities are the Swedish Institute at www.si.se, the official Swedish website www.sweden.se, for visiting Sweden www.visitsweden.se and for investment promotion www.business-sweden.se.

A positive perception of Sweden in Canada is also important for increased trade between our two countries. Within trade and business promotion, we work closely with Business Sweden in Toronto, in activities such as technical seminars and joint Swedish participation in trade shows in Canada. The Embassy also assists Swedish companies in trying to overcome trade barriers in Canada and we support Swedish companies involved in complex contracts such as in the defence sector. 
 
We are at your disposal. Should you need anything from the Embassy or have questions, please contact us at (613) 244-8200 or email sweden.ottawa@gov.se. Check our website for news and other useful information.

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