Canada-India Relations

In India, Canada is spoken to by the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi. Canada additionally has Consulates General in Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Mumbai; and exchange workplaces in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

India is spoken to in Canada by a High Commission in Ottawa, and by departments in Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada and India have longstanding two-sided relations, based upon shared customs of majority rule government, pluralism and solid interpersonal associations with an Indian diaspora of more than one million in Canada. This extending reciprocal relationship is upheld by an extensive variety of assentions and by PM Singh and PM Harper's dedication to build yearly two-sided exchange to $15 billion by 2016. Canada's needs in India incorporate base, vitality, nourishment, training, science and innovation. India is a vital source nation for movement to Canada.

Leader Harper attempted a state visit to India from November 4-9, his longest authority outside visit since accepting office in 2006. Amid the visit the accompanying understandings were marked: the Canada-India Social Security Agreement, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration in Information and Communication Technologies and Electronics, and the MOU between York University and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization. Declarations were additionally made on: concession to the Appropriate (Administrative) Arrangements of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement; organization of yearly Strategic Dialogs between separate Foreign, Trade, and Energy Ministers, and between the workplaces of National Security Advisors; overhauling of the exchange office in Bengaluru to a Consulate General; declaration of upgrades to the air transport assention; and declaration of the champs of the opposition for the Canada-India Research Center of Excellence.

Trade and Investment

As indicated by Statistics Canada, respective stock exchange in the middle of Canada and India in 2011 totalled give or take CAD$ 5.2 billion, an increment of 23.4% percent 2010.

While Canadian stock fares to India in 2011 totalled $2.6 billion (a 27.7% percent expansion 2010), imports from India came to $2.5 billion (a 19.3% percent increment from 2010).

Major item of Indian exports during 2013: Jewellery and silverware, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products, textiles, sea food, iron & steel, electrical equipment, machinery and auto parts, leather & footwear products, etc.

Canada's Trade with India (C$)

January - December January - September
2013 2014 2015 2016
Exports 2,740,683,000 3,159,544,000 2,956,770,190 2,448,480,066
Imports 2,976,497,000 3,181,222,000 2,951,260,006 3,050,766,712
Trade Balance -235,814,000 -21,678,000 5,510,184 -602,286,646
Source: Trade Data Online. Industry Canada. November 16, 2016.

Canada - India Bilateral Trade

[Source: Statistics Canada]

Canada's Merchandise Trade with India, 2015

Canadian Imports from India Canadian Exports to India
Merchandise Classification % Merchandise Classification %
1. Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc. 8.43 Edible vegetables, roots and tubers 36.06
2. Mineral fuels, oils 6.91 Pearls, precious stones or metals 12.33
3. Pearls, precious stones or metals 6.75 Fertilizers 8.59
4. Organic chemicals 6.41 Ores, slag and ash 8.33
5. Woven clothing and apparel articles 5.66 Paper and paperboard 6.22
6. Pharmaceutical products 5.47 Mineral fuels, oils 4.28
7. Iron or steel articles 5.06 Boilers, mechanical appliances, etc. 4.28
8. Other textile articles, etc. 4.45 Aircraft and spacecraft 4.28
9. Knitted or crocheted apparel 4.16 Woodpulp; paper or paperboard scraps 4.17
10. Electrical machinery and equipment 3.64 Electrical machinery and equipment 1.68
Top 10 as % of Total from India 56.94 Top 10 as % of Total To India 90.23
Indian Imports as % of Cdn Total 0.74 Indian Exports as % of Cdn Total 0.88
Total Canadian Imports from India (C$) 3,946,504,000 Total Canadian Exports to India (C$) 4,214,166,000