High Commission of Canada in Barbados

Canada Saint Michael, Barbados British Virgin Islands
High Commission of Canada in Barbados
LocationSaint Michael, Barbados
AddressBishop's Court Hill
High CommissionerMarie Legault[1]
Canadian High Commission (in Bridgetown)

The High Commission of Canada in Barbados (French: Haut-commissariat du Canada à la Barbade) is Canada's main diplomatic mission to Barbados. The exact location is Bishop's Hill Court in Bridgetown, St. Michael. The auspices of the High Commission to Barbados also include issues involving the neighbouring Eastern Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as three British overseas territories: Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. It also includes consular and trade services for Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten.

The High Commission provides business and consular services to residents and visitors to and from Canada. Additionally, the High Commissioner also serves as the honorary leader of the non-profit Canada Barbados Business Association (CCBA) organisation and a liaison for Canada to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The current resident High Commissioner from Canada stationed in Bridgetown is Marie Legault,[2] who has a long career in international diplomacy. The office of the High Commissioner also works with the 3,000-4,000 registered Canadian permanent residents who reside in Barbados.

Canadian High Commission, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Canadian immigration services were moved from Barbados to Trinidad in recent years for the purposes of cost savings. This means that all Caribbean people applying to immigrate to Canada from islands surrounding Barbados must apply through the office in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

In 2011 the High Commission investigated relocating as it was believed it might have been built above a cave.[3]

Past High Commissioners

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Notes
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See also

References

  1. ^ Staff writer (4 July 2010). "Canada to boost help to region". Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  2. ^ Diplomatic Appointments June 18, 2009 (1:45 p.m. EDT) No. 166
  3. ^ Geologist corrects error, May 11, 2011
  4. ^ McKinney
  5. ^ Rau
  6. ^ Reece
  7. ^ Smith
  8. ^ Pinnacle
  9. ^ Roger
  10. ^ Power
  11. ^ Wright
  12. ^ Zukowsky
  13. ^ Swords
  14. ^ Beselaere
  15. ^ Scrimshaw
  16. ^ Welch
  17. ^ Diplomatic Appointments August 31, 2007, No. 122
  18. ^ Heads of Post - Bridgetown, Barbados