Canada–Trinidad and Tobago relations

Canada Trinidad and Tobago Trinidadian and Tobagonian Canadians
Canada - Trinidad and Tobago relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago

Canada–Trinidad and Tobago relations refers to the bilateral relations between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Both Countries established full diplomatic relations in August 1962 after Trinidad's Independence. Since establishing relations, Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force have trained alongside Canadian Forces.[1] As of 2011, there were an estimated 68,225 Trinidadian and Tobagonian Canadians[2] and 3,000-5,000 Canadians living in Trinidad and Tobago, 92% of which hold dual citizenship.[3]


Students in Trinidad and Tobago Universities are eligible for scholarships to Canadian Universities. Several hundred student visas are approved each year by Canada's High Commission.


Bilateral trade totalled $481 million in 2017 between the two nations. Canada's exports to Trinidad and Tobago amounted to $305 million and included oil, mineral ores, machinery, and food products. Canada imported $176 million worth of goods from Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 which included organic chemicals and Food Products. Canadian investments in the country are concentrated in Trinidad's Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Industries.

Resident diplomatic missions

See also


  1. ^ "Canada-Trinidad and Tobago Relations". Government of Canada. May 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Statistics Canada. 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ Ajay Parasaram (September 2009). "Portrait of Canadians in Trinidad & Tobago" (PDF). Asia Pacific. Retrieved 28 October 2018.