Canada recognized Armenia soon after its separation from the Soviet Union in 1991. In 1992, Armenia and Canada formally established diplomatic relations. Canada has been represented in Yerevan since 1997 by an honorary consul. The Canadian Embassy in Moscow is accredited to Armenia. Armenia opened an embassy in Ottawa in 1995.
Over the years, both nations have signed bilateral agreements, such as a Trade and Commerce Agreement (1999); Promotion and Protection of Investments Agreement (1999) and an Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (1999).
CIDA provides funding to Armenia through regional technical assistance projects. Further, a Canada Fund for local development projects is managed by the Canadian Embassy in Moscow (Russia), in areas that include trade policy capacity building, rural development, health projects and environmental programs.
Two-way trade in 2004 amounted to just under C$5 million. In 2014, total trade between both nations totaled $11 million USD. Canadian interests include a mining company and a high-profile chain of confectionery shops.
- Armenia has an embassy in Ottawa.
- Canada is accredited to Armenia through its embassy in Moscow, Russia and maintains an honorary consulate in Yerevan.
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