Uruguay and Canada established diplomatic relations in January 1951. Relations between the two countries have widened in the last 65 years, especially after Uruguay's return to democracy in 1985. Uruguay is represented in Canada by the Uruguayan Embassy in Ottawa, where a Consular Section also operates. There are also two General Consulates of Uruguay in Canada in the cities of Montreal and Toronto.
Bilateral relations between Canada and Uruguay are built upon shared values and interests. Our countries also are members of many hemispheric and global organizations. Canada and Uruguay are both active players in multilateral fora such as the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of American States (OAS). Uruguay’s important commitments to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) highlight our countries’ commonality of interests in hemispheric security and development issues.