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Foreign dignitaries in Québec

In the course of its relations with its foreign partners, the Government of Québec receives numerous dignitaries each year. These activities are conducted in keeping with Québec protocol practices based on Québec’s priorities and interests and the principle of reciprocal treatment.

Le Protocole is in charge of visits to Québec:

  • by heads of diplomatic missions and career heads of consular posts (official visits, taking up post visits, and complementary or working visits);
  • by heads of state and government, members or representatives of a government (official or working visits);
  • by representatives of international organizations;
  • in conjunction with international conferences.

Contact information for foreign representations in Québec

Information on the names and titles of foreign dignitaries, as well as the most recent addresses of embassies, high commissions, consulates general, consulates, accredited international organizations and other offices is provided below.

Full directory (Coming soon)

Foreign representations This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Foreign representatives This hyperlink will open in a new window.

International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO (Coming soon)

Order of precedence

The order of precedence is the placement of guests according to their rank or function, with a view to ensuring that public activities in which they participate run smoothly.

In the case of heads of diplomatic missions, career heads of consular posts and honorary heads of consular posts, precedence is established according to the date on which they assumed their position.

It should be noted that precedence is not delegated. In other words, a person who replaces another person in a protocol event does not have the same rank as the person he or she replaces, unless they are at the same level. For example, a minister who represents a colleague who is also a minister will have the same rank.

Tools for determining the order of precedence

Precedence of Québec government members of Cabinet This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Ordre de préséance des autorités convoquées individuellement dans les cérémonies publiques organisées par le gouvernement du Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. (PDF 129 KB, French only)

Table of Precedence for Canada This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Heads of diplomatic missions This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Career heads of consular posts This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Honorary heads of consular posts This hyperlink will open in a new window.


List of holidays This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Contact us

For a response to your needs concerning the services of Le Protocole of the Government of Québec, contact the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Last update: September 1, 2021


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