New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


The hurricane season occurs from early June to late November. Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the east and Gulf coasts of the United States and Maritime and Atlantic Canada are the most threatened areas.

If you plan to travel during the hurricane season, we encourage you to check the following websites:

The National Hurricane Center


Cooler weather and rain across much of British Columbia have calmed wildfires that had forced hundreds from their homes, allowing officials to lift or downgrade many evacuation orders.

We advise New Zealanders currently residing in or visiting Western Canada to view the following local government & news websites for the latest information:


Click here to see Immigration New Zealand's Essential Skills in Demand Lists


Click here to read the latest news from the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.


Click here to read an article about Auckland teenager Jacko Gill winning the men's shot put at the world junior championships in Moncton.


Two New Zealand based musical groups- Te Vaka and Pacific Curls will be performing at the Mission Folk Music Festival in B.C. from July 23-25. Click here for more information.


Click here to read about the new simplified process for New Zealanders to obtain a BC Licence.


Click here to read Igniting Potential: New Zealand's Science and Innovation Pathway. This document describes in detail the Government's strategy for science and innovation, and discusses the major changes being made to the science and innovation system.


Click here to read the latest MAF Policy News

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.