Dear Canadians, Germans and those who are interested in our work,
Having concluded my tenure in Chengdu (China) I just arrived in Vancouver to continue working with you as new Consul General.
For the Schmidt family, Canada is not an unknown territory. We have always kept our years in Ottawa from 1991 to 1995 in good memories. As our second son Stefan was born in Ottawa, we are happy to be back to beautiful Canada.
So far, I would already like to take the opportunity to inform you about interesting upcoming events:
For the celebrations of the German unification, our consulate will host a reception on October 3rd. We are looking forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of the Land of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil and his delegation for our festivities.
To foster the German-Canadian cooperation in science and research, we will be happy to welcome Federal Minister of Science Anja Karliczek who will visit us in Vancouver next month.
Having a look ahead to 2019, our Consulate General will turn "50" on September 4th. Celebrating this anniversary we would like to look back on the history of the diplomatic mission and take on new activities with you.
Thank you very much for your interest in Germany!
Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Consul General Dr. jur. Klaus Schmidt
Born November 27, 1956 in Würzburg
Married, two children
|1976 - 1981|
|1981||1st State Exam|
|1981 - 1984||Practical Training|
|1984||2nd State Exam|
|1991||PhD (Dr. jur. utriusque)|
|1985 - 2003|
Press and Information Office
Assignments and Entry to the Foreign Office
|1987 - 1988|
|1991 - 1995|
Head of Press and Information Department, Visa and Consular Section
|2003 - 2005|
Head of Division K 01
|2005 - 2008|
|2008 - 2011|
Head of Division 603 and 608
Head of Cultural Section
|2012 - 2015|
Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section
|2015 - 2018|