Consular Corps in Nova Scotia

The Consular Corps are representatives of over 30 countries who serve the citizens of their nations and facilitate business, trade, education, and cultural linkages with Nova Scotia. They enrich our community experience and help bring an appreciation for diversity of cultures. Nova Scotia's Consular Corps is divided into two categories: Career Consuls and Honorary Consuls. Career Consuls work to promote economic and political cooperation between their country and Nova Scotia, and provide Consular services for their nations citizens. Honorary Consular officers are local and regional citizens, most often Canadians, invited by a foreign country to represent its interests in an area or province on an honorary, unpaid basis.

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Jan Skora Honorary Consul for Poland, John Soosar Honorary Consul for Estonia, Suzanne Rix Honorary Consul for Germany and Chair, Marilisa Benigno Honorary Consul for Italy, Elizabeth Eustaquio-Domondon Honorary Vice Consul for the Philippines

Jan Skora, Honorary Consul for Poland
John Soosar, Honorary Consul for Estonia
Suzanne Rix, Honorary Consul for Germany, Chair
Marilisa Benigno, Honorary Consul for Italy
Elizabeth Eustaquio-Domondon, Honorary Vice Consul for the Philippines

 

CONSUL GENERAL

REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA 
Consul General of the Argentine Republic in Montreal
Mr. Gerardo E. Bompadre
Phone: 514-842-6582
Email:  cmrea@mrecic.gov.ar
Address : 2000 Peel Street, Suite 600    Montreal, QC  H3A 2W5
Appointed:  April 2021
National Day:  July 9 

FRANCE 
Consul General of France in Moncton and Halifax
Mr. Johan Schitterer
Phone: 506-857-4191
Fax: 506-862-3909
Email:  johan.schitterer@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Address : 777 Main Street, Suite 800 Moncton, NB  E1C 1E9
Spouse: 
Appointed:  August 2019
National Day:  July 14

USA 
Consul General of the United States of America
Ms. Lyra S. Carr
Phone: 902-429-2480
Fax: 902-423-6861
Email:  protocolhalifax@state.gov
Address : Purdy's Wharf, Tower II  1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 904  Halifax, NS  B3J 3R7
Spouse:  Mr. Landry J. Carr
Appointed:  July 16, 2021
National Day:  July 4

USA 
Consul of the United States of America in Halifax
Ms. Andrea Wiktowy
Phone: 902-429-2480
Fax: 902-423-6861
Email:  protocolhalifax@state.gov
Address : Purdy's Wharf, Tower II  1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 904  Halifax, NS  B3J 3R7
Spouse:  Mr. Michael Wiktowy
Appointed:  August 2018
National Day:  July 4

HONORARY CONSULS

AUSTRIA 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria
Mr. Peter Gabriel Wünsch
Phone: 902-431-3012 ext 210
Email:  austrianconsulatehfx@breakhouse.ca
Address : 1096 Marginal Road, Suite 140  Halifax, NS  B3H 4N4
Appointed:  March 2016
National Day:  October 26

BARBADOS 
Honorary Consul of Barbados
Dr. Dave Padmore
Phone: 902-897-0600
Fax: 902-897-2361
Email:  padmored@caribsurf.com
Address : 1019 Prince Street, Truro, NS  B2N 1H7
Appointed:  March 2021
National Day:  November 30

BELGIUM 
Honorary Consul of Belgium
Mr. Patrick Philips
Phone: 902-982-2463
Fax: 902-860-3656
Email:  pphilips@belconhfx.com
Address : 610-90 Grandhaven Boulevard  Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3S 0J4
Spouse:  Mrs. Ying Zhou
Appointed:  July 1997
National Day:  July 21

BRAZIL 
Honorary Consul of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Mr. Jose Carlos Pena (Carlos) Vila
Phone: 902-462-0714
Email:  carlosvilahcbh@gmail.com
Address : 1 Ridgewood Court  Dartmouth, NS  B2W 6E5
Spouse:  Mrs. Denise Vila
Appointed:  April 2019
National Day:  September 7
 
CHILE 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chile
Dr. Marcos Zentilli
Phone: 902-477-6854
Phone: 902-495-1151
Email:  zentilli@eastlink.ca
Address : 2845 Purcell's Cove Road  Halifax, NS  B3P 2G2
Spouse:  Mrs. Armgard R. Zentilli
Appointed:  June 2010
National Day:  September 18
 
DENMARK 
Honorary Consul of Denmark
Ms. Melissa Mathers
Phone: 902-407-0410
Email:  dk.consul.halifax@ihmathers.com  mmathers@ihmathers.com
Address : c/o I.H. Mathers   165 Burbridge Avenue  Dartmouth, NS B3B 0G6
Appointed:  March 2015
National Day:  June 5
 
ESTONIA 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia
Mr. John Olaf Soosaar
Phone: 902-434-2816
Email:  soosaarjo@eastlink.ca
Address : 25 Lyla Drive  Lawrencetown, NS  B2Z 1L4
Spouse:  Mrs. Sandy Soosaar
Appointed:  May 2010
National Day:  February 24
 
FINLAND 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland
Mr. Eric Machum
Phone: 902-420-1990
Fax: 902-429-1171
Email:  ericmachum@metcalfe.ns.ca  ericmachum@hotmail.com
Address : c/o Metcalfe & Company Barristers & Solicitors  Benjamin Weir House  1459 Hollis Street  Halifax, NS B3J 1V1
Spouse:  Mrs. Maria Calcano
Appointed:  October 2016
National Day:  December 6
 
FRANCE 
Honorary Consul of France
Mr. Robert-Yves Mazerolle
Phone: 902-420-9061
Email:  rymazerolle@assate.com
Address : 5548 Kaye Street  Halifax, NS  B3K 1Y5
National Day:  July 14
 
HUNGARY
Honorary Consul of Hungary
Mrs. Lori Covert
Phone: 902-456-7724
Email: lcovert@covertmarketing.com
Address: 47 Long Lake Drive, Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia B4B 1K6
Appointed: June 17, 2021
National Day: March 15
 
GERMANY 
Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany
Mrs. Suzanne Rix
Phone: 902-420-1599
Fax: 902-421-3130
Email:  srix@coxandpalmer.com
Address : 1100  Purdy's Wharf, Tower I  1959 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS  B3J 3E5            
Mailing address: PO Box 2380, Station Central RPO  Halifax, NS  B3J 3E5
Spouse:  Dr. Donald Rix
Appointed:  March 2015
National Day:  October 3
 
ICELAND 
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Mr. Robert Mellish
Phone: 902-492-6763
Email:  mellish@cbcl.ca  rmellish@pattersonlaw.ca
Address : 1489 Hollis Street  PO Box 606  Halifax, NS  B3J 2R7
Spouse:  Ms. Janice Mellish
Appointed:  January 2007
National Day:  June 17
 
IRELAND 
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Mr. Brian Doherty
Phone: 902-492-0067
Phone: 902-471-4889
Fax: 902-492-0164
Email:  brian@oldtriangle.com
Address : 5136 Prince Street  Halifax, NS  B3J 1L4
Spouse:  Ms. Cheryl Doherty
Appointed:  May 2013
National Day:  March 17
 
ITALY 
Honorary Consul of the Italian Republic - Atlantic Region
Ms. Marilisa Benigno
Phone: 902-422-0066
Email:  itconsul@eastlink.ca
Address : 1574 Argyle Street, Suite 7  Halifax, NS  B3J 2B3
Appointed:  May 2014
National Day:  June 2
 
ITALY 
Consular Correspondant of the Italian Republic - Atlantic Region
Mr. Rudolfo Meloni
Phone: 902-440-4813
Email:  itconsul@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Address : 1574 Argyle Street, Suite 7  Halifax, NS  B3J 2B3
Appointed:  May 2014
National Day:  June 2
 
JAPAN 
Honorary Consul General of Japan
Mr. Mark Surrette
Phone: 902-421-1330
Fax: 902-425-1108
Email:  mjsurrette@kbrs.ca  amitton@kbrs.ca
Address : c/o Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette  Barrington Tower  1984 Barrington Street, 10th Floor  Halifax, NS  B3J 2A8
Spouse:  Mrs. Angela Surrette
Appointed:  February 2001
National Day:  December 23
 
LATVIA 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia
Dr. Ingrid Sketris
Phone: 902-425-0415
Email:  sketris@bellaliant.com
Address : 525 Tower Road  Halifax, NS  B3H 2X4
Spouse:  Mr. Michael Poulton
Appointed:  October 2012
National Day:  November 18
 
LEBANON 
Honorary Cosul of Lebanon
Mr. Wadih Fares
Phone: 902-457-6676 ext 12
Fax: 902-457-4686
Email:  lebanese.consulate@wmfares.com
Address : 3480 Joesph Howe Drive, 5th Floor  Halifax, NS  B3L 4H7
Spouse:  Mrs. Cathy Fares
Appointed:  January 1996
National Day:  November 22
 
MEXICO 
Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States
Dr. Galo Carrera
Phone: 902-466-3678
Fax: 902-466-3678
Email:  gcarrera@ns.sympatico.ca
Address : 130 Lakeshore Park Terrace  Dartmouth, NS  B3A 4Z4
Spouse:  Mrs. Martha Carrera
Appointed:  October 1995
National Day:  September 16
 
NETHERLANDS 
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mr. Guido Kerpel
Phone: 902-496-7410 direct
Phone: 902-240-7623
Email:  gkerpel@newcastlehotels.com
Address : c/o The Westin Nova Scotian  1181 Hollis Street  Halifax, NS  B3H 2P6
Spouse:  Ms. Lorraine Daigle
Appointed:  April 2011
National Day:  April 30
 
NORWAY 
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway
Mr. Brian Charles Lane
Phone: 902-429-5680
Fax: 902-429-5221
Email:  blane@ihmathers.com
Address : c/o I.H. Mathers  165 Burbridge Avenue  Dartmouth, NS  B3B 0G6
Appointed:  August 2015
National Day:  May 17
 
PHILIPPINES 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Philippines
Ms. Consuelo (Connie) Lacson
Phone: 902-877-2754
Email:  consuelo.lacson@yahoo.com
Address : 1819 Granville Street, Suite 303  Halifax, NS  B3J 2G1
Appointed:  May 2019
National Day:  June 12
 
POLAND 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland
Mr. Jan Skora
Phone: 902-219-0408
Email:  polishconsulhalifax@gmail.com
Address : 14 Samuel Terrace  Halifax, NS  B3N 3A2
Spouse:  Mrs. Teresa Skora
Appointed:  October 2018
National Day:  May 3  November 11
 
ROMANIA 
Honorary Consul General of Romania in Moncton
Mr. Mircea Roman
Phone: 506-859-0304
Email:  consul.romania@rogers.com
Address : 169 Valmont Crescent  Moncton, NB  E1A 6J5
Appointed:  December 1999
National Day:  December 1
 
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 
VACANT
National Day:  September 19
 
SLOVENIA 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia
Dr. Ginette Gagne-Koch
Phone: 506-857-0755
Email:  egkoch@rogers.com
Address : 53 Emerald Road  Irishtown, NB  E1H 2J3
National Day:  June 25
 
SPAIN 
Honorary Consul of Spain & Dean of the Honorary Consular Corps
Mr. Louis Holmes
Phone: 902-422-0400
Fax: 902-422-9439
Email:  lou.holmes@holmesmaritime.com
Address : Consulate of Spain  5450 Kaye Street, Suite 106  Halifax, NS  B3K 0G7
Appointed:  March 1979
National Day:  October 12
 
SRI LANKA 
Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka
Mr. Malcolm Pinto
Phone: 902-420-9800
Email:  mpinto@consultpinto.com
Address : 401-3480 Joesph Howe Drive  Halifax, NS  B3L 4H7
National Day:  February 4
 
SWEDEN 
VACANT
National Day:  June 6
 
SWITZERLAND 
Honorary Consul of Switzerland
Mr. Dieter Gautschi
Phone: 902-717-5745
Email:  dieter_gautschi@hotmail.com
Address : c/o Partner International Inc.  101 Research Drive  Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 4T6
Spouse:  Mrs. Joanne Ball-Gautschi
National Day:  August 1
 
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 
Honorary Consul of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Francois Khan
Phone: 902-431-0890
Phone: 587-999-3634
Email:  francoiskhan@gmail.com
Address : 178 Hollyhock Way  Bedford, NS  B4B 0L4
Spouse:  Mrs. Rennee Julien-Khan
Appointed:  March 2014
National Day:  August 31
 
TURKEY 
Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey
Mr. Ali Vehbi Cinar
Phone: 902-431-6361
Phone: 902-401-9123
Email:  alicinar@msn.com
Address : 5 Kingsbury Way  Bedford, NS  B4A 4M5
Spouse:  Mrs. Asuman Cinar
Appointed:  August 2012
National Day:  October 29
 
UNITED KINGDOM 
British Honorary Consul
Mr. Alfred (Fred) Smithers
Phone: 902-461-3400
Fax: 902-465-2578
Email:  fsmithers@ionaresourcesholdings.ca
Address : One Canal Street  Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 2W1
Appointed:  December 1996
National Day:  Second Saturday in June
 
URUGUAY 
Honorary Consul at Truro
Mr. Craig Frederick Blois
Phone: 902-899-5456
Email:  mcblois@hotmail.com
Address : 91 Cobequid Drive  Truro, NS  B2N 5P9
Appointed:  March 29, 2021
National Day:  August 25