List of Canadian ambassadors to France
List of Canadian ambassadors to France – Canada's mission in Paris is the second oldest Canadian diplomatic post, the oldest being the Canadian High Commission in London. Technically, however, Paris is Canada's oldest foreign mission as the diplomatic posting to London was not considered to be a "foreign" mission as Canada was a member of the British Empire.
The mission in Paris was established in 1882 when Hector Fabre was sent to serve as an "Agent of the Dominion (of Canada)". He was accorded no formal diplomatic status, however, as Britain had not accorded Canada the right to establish formal diplomatic relations with foreign states. In 1891 Fabre was succeeded by Senator Philippe Roy as Canada's Agent in France.
Canada opened a formal legation in Paris in 1928 at which point Roy was accorded the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and given diplomatic privileges.
George Philias Vanier was Minister and Head of Legation from 1939 to 1940 (he was concurrently Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom) and he was named Canada's first Ambassador to France in September 1944.
|Agent of the Dominion (of Canada) to France||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (of Canada) to France||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Georges Philias Vanier||1939||1940|
|vacant during World War II||1940||1944|
|Ambassador||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Georges Philias Vanier||1944||1953|