Dear visitors,

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Canada. This website provides you with information and links leading to services provided by the Embassy. We provide information on trade, investment and tourism of Ethiopia as well as issues related to Diaspora to our visitors.

We would like to highlight issues that reflect the longstanding Ethio-Canadian relation in our website. Useful consular related resources are also included for Canadians, Ethiopians and Canadians of Ethiopian origin to further expedite our services.

I hope you will find this website useful and we look forward to serve you at the Embassy located at 275 Slater Street, Ottawa, Suite 1501, Ontario K1P5H9. We serve the public Monday to Friday, except on official Canadian and Ethiopian holidays, from 9:00a.m.--5:00 pm.

I thank you for your visit.


COOPBANK Diaspora Banking

The Bank has undergone massive transformation in recent years by adopting culture of quality customer services that aligns with contemporary banking services. Currently, COOPBANK is the leading bank in terms of both customer base with more than 6 million customers and 416 branches network across the country and has more than 44 billion assets. Recently, diasporas are coming back to their homeland and have interests to engage in different investment opportunities. Keeping that in mind, COOPBANK wishes to entrust diasporas with a number of products designed for their needs while ensuring a smooth partnership no matter where they are in the world.

Our array of diaspora banking products and services on both Conventional and Interest Free Banking Windows among others, include:

1. Diaspora deposit account

v  Current deposit FCY account 

v  Non-repatriable saving deposit birr account 

v  Fixed or time deposit FCY account

v  Ethiopian Citizen or Origin living in Foreign Land (ECOLFL) Savings birr Account

  1. 2.Diaspora consumer loans 
  • Mortgage loan
  • Car/Vehicle loan
  • Personal loan
  1. 3.Diaspora Business loans
  • Investment financing
  • Working capital loans
  1. eBanking
  • Internet banking 
  • Mobile banking

  1. This is designed to make your money more productive back home. It is deposit account with attractive interest rates (double of the prevailing saving deposit rate set by the NBE).

    Features and Benefits

ü  It is an interest-bearing account with agreed maturity date,

ü  The amount needed to open the account shall at least be USD 5,000 or its equivalent of the eligible currency,

ü  The fixed time deposit certificate can be used as collateral,

ü  Interest on such accounts shall be payable only if they are maintained at    least for the minimum period,

ü  Interest income on such accounts is tax-free.

    1. Local currency account opened by non-resident Ethiopians or non-resident foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin,
    2. An applicant(s) can open in person or through an agent at any COOPBANK branches,
    3. All deposits to the account shall be made in foreign currency,
    4. Withdrawals from this account are permissible only in local currency.
    5. This account will bear annual interest rate equivalent to the prevailing savings deposit interest rate set by NBE,
    6. The applicant shall continue the monthly deposit
    7. Couples can open Joint ECOLFL Savings Account;


It is Diaspora mortgage savings account or Diaspora Car savings ac- count or Diaspora business and/or investment savings account.
Features and Benefits

v  Construction of new residential and/or commercial house,

v  Construction of additional house within an existing compound such as service quarters or the main house.

v  Purchase/acquisition of residential and/or commercial house.

v  Purchase of House Under construction
Features and Benefits

  • Attractive and competitive pricing
  • Loan duration is up to 20 years,
  • Equity contribution is from 15% of the house to be purchased or constructed.
  • Loan interest rate is from 7.5% per annum.
  • The bank shall give grace period of one year.
  • Designated personal banker.
  • Facilitation with advisory services regarding development opportunities in Ethiopia.
  • Option of repayment both in local currency and FCY and available at conventional and Interest free Banking
  • Option of equity contribution in LCY and FCY.
  • It Is a term loan granted for the purpose of covering the applicant’s travel, medical treatment of self or family member, education fee, or any kind of personal expenses against acceptable collateral.
  • The loan period shall be up to five years


Diaspora Automobile Loan is a term loan granted to the Diaspora for the purpose of purchase of automobile /commercial vehicles
Features and Benefits

• Purchase of brand-new car for non-commercial purpose or
• Purchase of brand-new car/vehicle for commercial purpose.
• The loan repayment period is up to 10 years.
• Purchase of used car for non-commercial purpose.
• Attractive pricing.

    Features and Benefits
  • The bank provides business and investment loan along with expertise free consultancy services on different opportunities.
  • Equity contribution (down payment) made to the project shall be transferred via COOPBANK.
  • The Bank finances up to 70% of the feasible projects promoted by the diaspora investor.
  • The bank shall give grace period of one year.
  • Designated personal banker.
  • Facilitation with advisory services regarding development opportunities in Ethiopia.
  • Option of repayment both in local currency and FCY and available at conventional and Interest free Banking
  • Option of equity contribution in LCY and FCY.
  • Any diaspora who is running business in Ethiopia can borrow working capital,
  • Documents required for business loan include business license, TIN, tax clearance, Financial Statements or Financial Plan, Documents related to collateral to be offered
  • Designated personal banker.
  • Facilitation with advisory services regarding development opportunities in Ethiopia.
  • Option of repayment both in local currency and FCY and available at conventional and Interest free Banking
  • Option of equity contribution in LCY and FCY.
    How to open your account with us
  • At all branches of COOPBANK, through COOPBANK-agents assigned at your locality, through Ethiopian Embassies, through remittance agents, through our correspondent banks or;
  • Download Account opening form and other related forms from our website  and fill all required information thereof and then send us back electronically through our

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  • Accompanying Documents:

ü  Residence and/or work permit.

ü  Valid proof of Identification, Renewed passport for non-resident

ü  Ethiopians or renewed passport and yellow card for foreigners of Ethiopian Origin

ü  One latest passport size photograph;

ü  If applicable, power of attorney, copy of ID and one latest passport size photograph of the agent(s).

ü  Application form properly filled and signed by the applicant,

ü  In case of investments: Investment license, feasibility study and/or project proposal, TIN, LHC, Memorandum and article of association.


  • Direct credit to your account using SWIFT Code of the bank CBORETAA
    2. Money Gram
    5. Amana Express
    6. BAKAAL

We have a dedicated team and customers relationship manager who ensures that your day to day banking needs are met.
We also offer advisory services you may require from time to time.
Tel: +251 11 515 0229
Whatsapp: +251 904 049 948
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Prime Minister Trudeau affirmed #Canada’s steadfast support for #Ethiopia’s ambitious reform agenda.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The two leaders exchanged views on shared priorities including economic growth, governance and democracy, climate change, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Abiy discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment noting the participation of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, and a trade delegation, which travelled to Ethiopia to further exchanges.

The Prime Ministers’ agreed on the importance of creating economic opportunities for all, including through creative ways to support Ethiopia’s dynamic and entrepreneurial youth.

The leaders’ spoke of the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in accelerating the economic transformation of the continent. They also discussed ways of furthering economic prosperity by promoting cross industry collaboration to create jobs advanced through Ethiopia’s industrial policy and Canada’s innovation superclusters.

Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged Prime Minister Abiy’s leadership and contribution to regional peace and security.

They discussed the important role played by the African Union in promoting an integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Africa. The two leaders exchanged views on contemporary challenges to peace and security in Africa, further to Canada’s role as 2020 Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission.

They agreed to continue working together to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda, which is transforming peace operations around the world.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Abiy spoke of Canada’s long-standing development assistance supporting Ethiopia’s reform agenda.

On environmental cooperation, the Leaders’ discussed their respective efforts to plant more trees as a means of addressing the adverse effects of climate change.

The two leaders spoke of the deep friendship between Canada and Ethiopia, founded upon close people-to-people ties, and discussed ways to further improve the flow of people between the two countries.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister Ng and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen.

Credit:-PM office of Canada

President Cyril Ramaphosa,President of the Republic of South Africa has been elected Chairperson of the African Union for 2020.

ካናዳ ለኢትዮጵያ የምታደርገውን ድጋፍ አጠናክራ እንደምትቀጥል አስታወቀች
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የኢፌዲሪ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ክቡር አቶ ገዱ አንዳርጋቸው ዛሬ የካቲት 1 ቀን 2012 ዓ.ም የካናዳ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ከሆኑት ክቡር ፍራንስዋ ፍሊኘ ሻምፓኝን በፅህፈት ቤታቸው ተቀብለው አነጋግረዋል።

ክቡር አቶ ገዱ እንደገለፁት ኢትዮጵያና ካናዳ ከግማሽ ምዕተ- አመት በላይ ያስቆጠረ ዲፕሎማሲያዊ ግንኙነት እንዳላቸው አስታውሰው ካናዳ በኢትዮጵያ ልማት ዙሪያ ጠንካራ አስተዋፅኦ ካደረጉ አገሮች አንዷ መሆኗን ገልጸዋል።

ክቡር አቶ ገዱ ኢትዮጵያ እያካሄደች ላለችው ሁለንተናዊ ለውጥ ካናዳ የምታደርገውን ድጋፍ አጠናክራ እንዲትቀጥል ጠይቀዋል።

ኢትዮጵያና ካናዳ ከመንግስታት ትብብር ባሻገር በንግድ፣ ኢንቨስትመንትና ቱሪዝም ትብብራቸውን ማስፋት እንደሚገባቸውም ጠቁመዋል።

ክቡር አቶ ገዱ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በሳምንት አምስት ቀን ወደ ካናዳ የሚያደርገው በረራ ለሁለቱ ሀገሮች የህዝብ ለህዝብ ግንኙነት መጠናከር የጎላ አስተዋፅኦ እንዳለው አስታውሰው፣ ይኸው ይበልጥ እንዲጠናከር ሚኒስትሩ ድጋፍ እንዲያደርጉ ጠይቀዋል።

ክቡር የካናዳው ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ፍራንስዋ ፍሊኘ ሻምፓኝ በበኩላቸው ካናዳ ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር ያላት ግንኙነት ጠንካራ፣ረጅምና ታሪካዊ መሰረት ያለው መሆኑን አንስተው፣ በቀጣይም ተባብሮ ለመስራት ሀገራቸው ዝግጁ መሆኗን ገልፀዋል።

ኢትዮጵያ እያካሄደቸው ያለውን የፖለቲካና የኢኮኖሚ ሪፎርም አድንቀው መጭው ምርጫም የተሳካ እንዲሆን ምኞታቸውን ገልፀው፣ ካናዳ ኢትዮጵያ ለያዘቸው የለውጥ ጉዞ ሁለንተናዊ ድጋፍ ለማድረግም ካናዳ ዝግጁ መሆኗን ገልፀዋል።

ኢትዮጵያና ካናዳ ዲፕሎማሲያዊ ግንኙነታቸውን በ1957 ዓ/ም መስርተዋል።

#Ethiopia and #Canada to start talks towards investment promotion agreement

Trudeau:- "This visit is a chance for us to take our partnership and our friendship to the next level. We have an incredible opportunity before us. We are much more interested in building economic partnerships going forward"

They spent more than two hours together at a private meeting, an expanded bilateral meeting with officials and ministers from both countries, and the tour at Unity Park.
The public park and museum was previously private space and is one of Abiy’s pet projects. At the end of the tour, Abiy and Trudeau had coffee and shared some Ethiopian food, and continued talking for more than 20 minutes.

Abiy:- "Ethiopia is grateful for the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, which began more than 50 years ago. Canada’s influence actually began much earlier than that with missionaries and Canadian aid dollars. We are very much grateful about it,”


Notice and event announcement



The African day is the Commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, established on May 25, 1963. On this day, many African Countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European Colonial Powers.


On this day the #founding fathers established the OAU with objective among others to abolish slavery and help one other on the fight to end colonialism. A constant reminder of sacrifice, bravery, brotherhood and persistence. Happy African Day!



# I am because we are

#Africa we want to see

#the future is now











ለካናዳ፣ በኢትዮጵያና በመላው አለም ለምትኖሩ የእስልምና እምነት ተከታዮች በሙሉ እንኳን ለ1441ኛው የኢድ አልፈጥር በዓል በሰላም አደረሳችሁ በማለት ኤምባሲው ምኞቱን ይገልጻል።

The Embassy wishes the happiest 1441st Celebration of Eid Al- Fitr to all Muslims in Canada, Ethiopia and around the World.





For all Ethiopians, Ethiopian Origin in the diaspora and Freinds of Ethiopia

In addition to the mechanisms of mobilization of resources for the prevention of the Corona Virus -COVID-19, Ethiotelecom has created a seamless platform to donate.

Please follow the link below and contribute your share in saving lives. 




Important Notice!!!

In accordance with the Canadian Federal and Provincial authorities and the direction of our Government, the Embassy suspends all in-person Consular and Diaspora services starting from March 25, 2020 till further notice.

All service requests shall be made to the phone numbers, emails or provided post address stated under:

For Consular Matters:

                         Ms. Tsehay Astale, Tel (343) 996 5643 and,

                         Mrs. Negisti Halefom, Tel (613) 262 1269


For Diaspora Matters:

                           Mr. Abekrie Abdu, Tel (613) 302 5954


For emergency and other matters:

                             Mrs. Frehiwot Kifle, Tel(613) 558 0286


Postal Address: 1501-275 slater st, Ottawa, K1P5H9






  በክቡር የኢ.ፌ.ዴ.ሪ. ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ወጣቶች የተላለፈ መልዕክት

በውጭ አገራት የምትኖሩ ወጣት ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ባላችሁ የክረምት ዕረፍት ጊዜ በአገር ቤት በበጎ ፈቃድ አገልግሎት መስክ እንድታገለግሉና የወደፊቷን ኢትዮጵያ ለመገንባት የበኩላችሁን የማይተካ ሚና እንድትጫወቱ በክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትራችን መልዕክት ተላልፏል፡፡

ስለሆነም፣ በዚህ በጎ ፈቃድ አገልግሎት ለመሳተፍ የምትፈልጉ ወጣቶች በኤምባሲው በኩል በአካል በመቅረብ፣ በስልክ ቁጥር(613) 565 6637(የውስጥ መስመር 213) እና (613) 565 6637(የውስጥ መስመር 204) በመደወል እና በኢሜል አድራሻ እና ፍላጎታችሁን በመግለጽ እንድትመዘገቡ እያስታወቅን፣ መንግስት እናንተን በተቀደሰ ተግባር ላይ ለማሰማራት አስፈላጊውን ዝግጅት ያደረገ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን። 

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ 
ኦታዋ፣ ካናዳ
ሰኔ ፣ 2011 ዓ.ም.




 Invitation for Bid


Name of Country: Ethiopia


Name of Project: Procurement of 400,000 MT wheat grain or milling wheat for Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ethiopian Trading Business Corporation).


Procurement Reference number: PPPDS/ETBC/ICB/PG/131/03/2011


  1. The Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) on behalf of Ethiopian Trading Business Corporation have funds with the Procuring entity’s budget to be used for the Procurement of 400,000 MT milling wheat.
  2. The PPPDS invites eligible Bidders for the supply of goods and services mentioned above.
  3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the International Competitive Bid (ICB) procedures, contained in the Public Procurement and Property Administration Proclamation of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries.
  4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from PPPDS and inspect the bidding document at the address given below at 7(a) from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm until bid closing date.
  5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders at the address given below at 7(a) upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 200.00 (two Hundred Birr) or equivalent amount in easily convertible hard currencyThe method of payment will be in cash.
  6. Bid must be delivered to the Address below at 7(b) on or before 31st January 2019 at 10:0 0 am.
  7. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amount valued at 100,000 birror equivalent amount for each lot in the form of CPO or an unconditional Bank counter guarantee from domestic Commercial Banks. The bid security should be in the name of Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose to attend the event at the address below at 7(b) at 10: 15 am on 31st January 2019.


(a) Documents will be issued at Ministry of Finance, compound No.2, block 5th, 1stfloor, room No. 101, Telephone 011-1-540524, 011-1-223755/22


(b) Bids must be delivered to, and will be opened at PPPDS, Ministry of Finance, compound No.2, Block No. 5th, 1st floor conference Hall.


PPPDS reserves the right to reject any or all bids and any items on the bid.


Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS)


Tel. 011-1-540524, 011-1-223755 or 011-1-223722




Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



 ለውድ ተገልጋዮቻችን በሙሉ፡-


ኤምባሲያችን በፓስፖርት፣ ቪዛና የሰነድ ማረጋገጫ አገልግሎቶች ላይ ባለው የምንዛሪ ልዩነት የዋጋ ለውጥ ያደረገ መሆኑን እየገለጸ አገልግሎቶቹንና የዋጋ ዝርዝር በተመለከተ በድኅረ ገጻችን Consular Section በሚለው ሜኑ ስር የምታገኙ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን፡፡


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ከዚህ ቀደም አገልግሎቱ ያላበቃ የኢትዮጵያ ፓስፖርት ወይም አገልግሎቱ ያላበቃ የትውልድ ኢትዮጵያዊ መታወቂያ ካርድ ለያዛችሁ ተገልጋዮች ያዘጋጃችሁትን ውክልና ኖታሪ [ Notary] በማድረግ ብቻ ወደ ኤምባሲያችን በመላክ የማረጋገጥ ስራ ስናከናውን መቆየታችን ይታወቃል፡፡ ሆኖም ከሰኔ 14 ቀን 2010 ዓ/ም [ ከጁን 21/2018] ጀምሮ ማንኛውም ወደ ኤምባሲያችን የሚላኩ ኖታሪ [ Notary] የተደረጉ የውክልና ሰነዶች ወደ ኤምባሲያችን ከመላካቸው በፊት እንደሌሎች ሰነዶች ኦታዋ በሚገኘው የካናዳ ግሎባል አፌየርስ [ Canadian global Affairs in Ottawa ] ከተረጋገጡ በኋላ ወደ ኤምባሲያችን መላክ እንደሚኖርባቸው በአክብሮት መግለጽ እንወዳለን፡፡በሌላ በኩል የውክልና ሰነድ መስጠት ለሚፈልጉ ቫሊድ የሆነ የኢትዮጵያ ፓስፖርትና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያ መታወቂያ ያላቸው ተገልጋዮች ኤምባሲው ጽ/ቤት በአካል ቀርበው ሰነዱ ላይ በመፈረም በቀላሉ አገልግሎት ማግኘት የሚችሉ መሆኑን እናሳውቃለን፡፡   

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K1P 5H9 Canada 

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