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Announcement: Four Canadian Consulates in the U.S. Close

By Sean Mitton


With the recent announcement that Foreign Affairs Depart of Canada has received a six percent cut to it's spending in the March 29th budget, it was thought that changes would be made to a few of the existing 21 consular trade offices.

It was learned at the end of April that the Consulates in Raleigh, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Anchorage would be closing. A small satellite office in Princeton, New Jersey will also be closing.

These changes will have no effect on Consular services.

Trade opportunities will now have more of a regional focus in areas where those Consulates were closed. Trade will continue to focus on vertical markets such as Life Sciences, ICT (Information & Communications Technology), Aerospace, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Clean Tech.

Closes will take effect over the summer months and there was no word on any changes regarding Honorary Consul locations.

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Surprised that the Phoenix one will be closing due to the large number of Canadian snowbirds in the area.

Edit: Ah, I read again and see the Consular service isn't affected.

I know that our Trade division of CBSA was majorly affected with the budget cuts.

Edited by neiks

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