Canada and the United Kingdom have a profound and positive relationship, proudly continuing a long tradition of strategic and commercial partnerships. The UK is Canada’s most important commercial partner in Europe and our fifth largest globally. In 2019, two way merchandise trade in between the two countries reached CAD $29.04 billion leading to strong partnerships in science, technology and innovation.

There are many common links between Canadian and UK researchers, universities, funding agencies, commercialization groups, and companies. The research priorities of both countries focus on large, collaborative, interdisciplinary programs that meet global societal and economic challenges. These programs include ageing, climate change, science/green technologies, energy, and food and water security. Other priority areas for collaboration include medical research, aerospace and defence, ocean technologies, nanotechnology, and polar science. 

Canada and the UK are supporting people around the world who are seeking to build inclusive and stable societies, underpinned by democracy and human rights and striving to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). We work together promoting global efforts to ensure strong, sustainable and balanced growth, sound fiscal management, healthy financial sectors and regulatory systems, and open markets.