Canada–Thailand relations

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Canada–Thailand relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Thailand



Canada established diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Thailand in 1961. Canada has an embassy in Bangkok and Thailand has an embassy in Ottawa, as well as consulates genera in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Montreal. Ties between the two countries have consistently been friendly.[1] Both countries are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and Canada sits on the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Diplomatic relations and mutual visits

Diplomatic ties were established in 1961. In 1967 the king and queen of Thailand have visited Canada. Prime minister Prem Tinsulanonda visited Canada in 1984. Prime minister Chuan Leekpai visited the country in 1994. Canadian prime ministers Jean Chretien and Pierre Trudeau visited Thailand in 1983 and 1997. Prime minister Stephen Harper also visited Thailand in 2012.[2] During the visit, the possibility of free trade agreement between the two countries was discussed.[3]

Canadian parliamentary secretary Deepak Obhrai visited Thailand in 2009.[4] In 2013, Canada expressed concerns over the unrest in Thailand.[5]


Thai immigration to Canada started in 1950. As of 2016, about 19,005 Canadians reported having Thai roots. Most Thai Canadians live in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.[6]


  1. ^ "Canada - Thailand Relations". Government of Canada. June 23, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Diplomatic Relations". Royal Thai Embassy Ottawa, Canada. The Royal Thai Embassy Ottawa, Canada. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Brewster, Murray (March 26, 2017). "Harper sets Canada, Thailand on path to free-trade agreement". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai Concludes Productive ASEAN Meetings in Thailand". Government of Canada. July 23, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Canada Concerned About Unrest in Thailand". Government of Canada. November 26, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Joy, Amanda; Lambert, Maude-Emmanuelle (March 5, 2018). "Thai Canadians". Historica Canada. Retrieved April 6, 2018.