Company Overview

Since its completion in 1989, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, has been envied for its location and admired for its architecture. But the building also reflects Canada's commitment to protecting our environment. That commitment — whether improving energy efficiency, reducing water use, curbing emissions or raising awareness about environmental issues — is manifest in a number of exciting Embassy initiatives. 

Our mandate is to manage Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country’s international trade and to lead Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. This includes:

  • ensuring that Canada’s foreign policy reflects true Canadian values and advances Canada’s national interests;

  • strengthening rules-based trading arrangements and expanding free and fair market access at bilateral, regional and global levels;

  • working with a range of partners inside and outside government to achieve increased economic opportunity and enhanced security for Canada and for Canadians at home and abroad;

  • managing Canada’s support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable international development and humanitarian results;

  • engaging in policy development in Canada and internationally.

In addition to their diplomatic roles, the Embassy and Consulates provide services to Canadians visiting and living in the United States. 

Jobs at our offices in the United States
Canada’s diversity is one its greatest strengths. The Government of Canada is committed to creating a workplace that reflects this diversity. We offer an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. We are committed to promoting and supporting a harassment and discrimination free environment.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from candidates reflecting diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds – including ethnicity, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital/family status and ability.

We offer a competitive salary, generous leave, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, long term disability and a retirement savings plan. Please find a summary of our benefits package and information on employment eligibility at:

Company Summary
The Canadian Embassy
Number of Employees
(202) 488-6228
(202) 682-7738
501 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC