List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Canada

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The high commissioner of the United Kingdom to Canada is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Canada, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in Canada.

As fellow members of the Commonwealth of Nations, diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Canada are at governmental level, rather than between heads of state. Thus, the countries exchange high commissioners, rather than ambassadors.

The United Kingdom's high commissioner's residence is Earnscliffe; the residence was built in 1855, was first occupied by Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and was bought in 1930 by the first High Commissioner to Canada, Sir William Clark.

The offices of the Commission are at 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa and was built in 1964 on site of the old Grand Union Hotel.

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High Commissioners to Canada[edit]


  1. ^ Change of British High Commissioner to Canada, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 3 April 2013
  2. ^ Foreign & Commonwealth Office (22 February 2017). "Change of British High Commissioner to Canada". Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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