Canada–Philippines relations

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Canadian-Filipino relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Philippines

Canada

Philippines

The Canada–Philippines relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Canada and the Philippines.

Diplomatic Mission[edit]

Canada has an resident embassy in Manila while the Philippines has a resident embassy in Ottawa. Canada also maintains a consulate in Cebu City. The Philippines also maintains two consulate general in Toronto and Vancouver and honorary consulates in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, St, John's, Halifax and Charlottetown. [1]

Trade[edit]

In 2012, Canadian exports to the Philippines were (CAD) $527.9 million, while exports to Canada from the Philippines were valued at $991.2 million.[2] Canada buys many agriucture related foods from the Philippines.

State visits[edit]

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, together with a business delegate visited the Philippines in 1997. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper also made a state visit to the Philippines from November 9–11, 2012.[3]

Cultural relations[edit]

From 2006 to 2011, Tagalog became the fastest growing language in Canada.[4][5][6]

Filipinos in Canada[edit]

As of 2012, there are about 800,000 people, originating from the Philippines, residing in Canada.[3][7] Filipinos account for the majority of incoming immigrants to Canada.[4] The Philippines has also become the largest source of temporary workers.[8] Filipinos are the third largest minority in Canada, behind Indians and the Chinese.[9]

Canadians in the Philippines[edit]

As of 2013, There are about 7,500 Canadians in the Philippines.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canada-Philippines Relations". Canadainternational.gc.ca. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Canada-Philippines relations.". 2014-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "PH is rising Asian ‘tiger’ | Inquirer Business". Business.inquirer.net. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Harper In The Philippines: PM Pressed To Address Canadian Labour Issues". Huffingtonpost.ca. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  5. ^ by. "Tagalog fastest growing immigrant language in Canada". Rappler.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  6. ^ Stay informed today and every day (2012-10-29). "Language in Canada: "O, Canada", now also in Tagalog, Mandarin and Hindi". The Economist. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Canadian PM arrives in Manila Friday night for 3-day visit | Inquirer Global Nation". Globalnation.inquirer.net. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  8. ^ Patinio, Ferdinand G. (2013-10-08). "Canada hiring more Filipinos to fill out 14,000 job vacancies". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  9. ^ "Philippines - Canada Relations". Philembassy.ca. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2013-11-11.