Departments and Sections
The Consulate General of Toronto has consular jurisdiction for the whole of Canada; our administrative district for all other duties includes the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. Consul General Thomas E. Schultze is the highest ranking representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in these two provinces.
The Consulate General maintains political relations with the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and reports to the embassy in Ottawa and to Berlin.
Consular and Legal Section
The Consulate General's Consular Section performs a wide range of consular and legal services, such as issuing German passports and visas to Germany, and providing assistance for German tourists. The office of the Honorary Consul in Winnipeg offers many of these services for residents in Manitoba.
The Economics Section
In close cooperation with the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce in Toronto the Economics Section promotes economic relations between Germany, Ontario, and Manitoba. German Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.
The Cultural and Press Section
Foreign cultural policy is considered the third pillar of German foreign policy, along with classical diplomacy and the promotion of the export industry. Together with the Goethe-Institut in Toronto, the cultural section of the Consulate General supports and organizes German cultural projects and promotes German as a foreign language. The Press Section is part of the Cultural Section; it maintains the Consulate General´s media contacts and provides information on Germany.