Montreal, the second largest Canadian city and the largest city in Quebec province is a important commercial hub in Canada boosting commercial centres, industries, technology and finance. Montreal is
also one of the biggest international congress and convention centres in North America. Montreal has a large percentage of immigrants from all over the world, mainly from Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Montreal Consulates - Since Canada is a very large country with far distances between the big cities the foreign embassies in Ottawa are not able to provide essential consular services to the whole of Canada from
one single location. That is the reason that many foreign countries have established Consulate missions in Montreal to be able to serve the citizens of the greater Montreal region as well as foreigners visiting
the region. The majority of foreign consulates in Montreal are from Asian and European countries.
- The distinction between the several consulates found in Montreal are the size and the level of powers these consulates have. Some consulates are named consulate-general and these are
the bigger representative offices of Embassies in Ottawa. These bigger consulates usually can assist in visa and passport matters as well as assisting with domestic matters such as births and marriages. Other
consulates are appointed honorary consulates and these are often private citizens representing the embassy in Ottawa on a part time basis. These honorary consulates often have limited powers. For information on de scope of
services the consulates can offer you should always contact them directly.