About Us



The Embassy’s main objective is to further cement the amicable bilateral ties between Ethiopia and the Canada, which dates back to 1965.
The Embassy carries out official diplomatic activities and serves as a vital resource for Ethiopians in Canada as well as partners and friends of Ethiopia.



Nasise Challi Jira is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Canada. Ambassador Jira began her career as a lecturer at universities in Ethiopia, including Jimma University, St. Mary’s University and Adama Science and Technology University. She then joined public service working as a director for the directorate of protocol and public relations in the president’s office of Oromia National Regional Government. Ambassador Jira received her first and second degree from Addis Ababa University. She received additional degree from the renowned University of Washington in Seattle in informatics, specializing in information assurance and cyber-security. Prior to her current role, she was a cyber-security engineer with The Boeing Company in Seattle.

The Ambassador's


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 on 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 serving you at the Embassy located at 275 Slater Street, Ottawa, Suite 1001, Ontario K1P5H9. We serve the public Monday to Friday, except on official Canadian and Ethiopian holidays, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 pm.

I thank you for your visit.


Head of Mission

Ambassador Legesse Geremew Haile
Ambassador Legesse Geremew Haile assumed his post in Canada as Deputy Head of Mission on January 2021.

Our Embassy Staff are here to serve you

Please contact us with your queries.



Public Diplomacy

Responsible for coordinating the Embassy's media relations, promoting Ethiopia's image in the United Kingdom and facilitating educational partnerships between higher learning insitutions in both countries. The Public Diplomacy Department is the first port-of-call for all media enquiries.

Economic Diplomacy

Responsible for coordinating the Embassy's trade and investment activities and promoting Ethiopian tourism. The Department assists with enquiries from businesses that are looking to expand, or initiate, their activities in Ethiopia and works to increase trade relations between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.

Political Diplomacy

Responsible for strengthening the political and economic relations between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.

Administration & Finance

Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the embassy and for all matters related to finance, both internal and external.

important things you should know


You can apply for a visa either in person at the Embassy, by post or courier, on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport or online. Visit our website for further information.
As visas are valid from the date of issue, we recommend that you apply for a visa nearer towards the time of arrival. Business visa applicants are required to obtain approval from the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs prior to applying for a visa at the Embassy. Please allow at least 21 days.

e-Visas are administered by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Ethiopia. You may check e-Visa status online at www.evisa.gov.et. Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.

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Our Embassy's Location

The Embassy is located on 275 Slater St. #1001, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9

The Embassy is located on 275 Slater St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9


The Embassy is located on 275 Slater St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9

Embassy Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM - 5 : 00 PM