Canada–Philippines relations

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Canadian-Filipino relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Philippines



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

Diplomatic mission[edit]

Canada has a 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]


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 agricultural products from the Philippines.

State visits[edit]

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during his state visit to Canada in 2015.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, together with a business delegate visited the Philippines in 1997. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper also paid a state visit to the Philippines from November 9–11, 2012.[3] Philippine President Benigno Aquino III paid a state visit to Canada from May 7–9, 2015.[4]

Cultural relations[edit]

From 2006 to 2011, Tagalog became the fastest growing language in Canada.[5][6][7]

Filipinos in Canada[edit]

As of 2012, there are about 800,000 people, originating from the Philippines, residing in Canada.[3][8] Filipinos account for the majority of incoming immigrants to Canada.[5] The Philippines has also become the largest source of temporary workers.[9] Filipinos are the third largest minority in Canada, behind Indians and the Chinese.

Canadians in the Philippines[edit]

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


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  3. ^ a b "PH is rising Asian 'tiger' | Inquirer Business". 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ "President Aquino begins state visit to Canada". News5. May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Harper In The Philippines: PM Pressed To Address Canadian Labour Issues". Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Tagalog fastest growing immigrant language in Canada". Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Canadian PM arrives in Manila Friday night for 3-day visit | Inquirer Global Nation". 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  9. ^ Patinio, Ferdinand G. (2013-10-08). "Canada hiring more Filipinos to fill out 14,000 job vacancies". Retrieved 2013-11-11.