Canada and Brazil

Brazil and Canada have strong academic, cultural, and economic connections. Our two countries collaborate closely in science and technology, research and development, and innovation and education.

Fast Facts

  • Canada is the number one short-term study abroad destination for Brazilians.
  • In 2011, approximately 20,000 Brazilians came to Canada to study.
  • 12,000 Brazilian students are expected to come to Canada through Science Without Borders between 2012 and 2016.
  • The governments of Brazil and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Mobility and Scientific Cooperation to encourage innovation between the two countries and support joint research projects.
  • In 2010, Brazil was the 8th-highest source of foreign direct investment in Canada with $13.5 billion in cumulative stocks. The same year Brazil was the 11th-largest recipient of Canadian direct investment abroad, with a total of $9.7 billion of cumulative stock invested.
  • In 2010, bilateral trade and cumulative investment stock combined was $29 billion.
  • In 2010, Canadian exports to Brazil were $2.6 billion, and included fertilizers, mineral fuels and oils, machinery, pharmaceutical products and paper and paperboard. 
  • The $3.3 billion in Canadian imports from Brazil included inorganic chemicals, mineral fuels and oils, sugars, machinery and iron and steel.
  • Brazil is represented in Canada by an Embassy in Ottawa. Brazil also has a consulate in Vancouver.

Note: Financial figures from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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