(Source: Global Affairs Canada, Protocol Office, www.international.gc.ca)
The locally-engaged staff of a foreign mission should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The mission can employ individuals from the sending state only if they have come to Canada for a purpose other than working for the mission and they are granted permission from Global Affairs Canada.
These employees are not granted any immunities, privileges or benefits under the provisions of the Vienna Convention.
Locally engaged persons are local residents who are hired by a foreign mission. There are two options available to the mission: