Diplomatic relations were established on August 14, 1997.
In the Marshall Islands, Canada is represented by the Canadian High Commission in Australia.
The Marshall Islands is represented in Canada by an embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Canada enjoys a warm and positive relationship with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Bilateral relations are cordial and enhanced by a shared membership in international organisations such as the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Canada and RMI share interests with respect to fisheries and climate change and are both party to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which the Republic of the Marshall Islands belongs.
The Marshall Islands, which gained its independence on October 21, 1986, include 29 atolls and five islands. Two-third of the population lives on Majuro and Ebeye.
With regard to development assistance, Canada supports community-based projects in the Marshall Islands through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the Canadian High Commission in Australia. The country is also eligible for multilateral programs and others managed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Canada's trade relations with the Marshall Islands are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.