Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have his long-expected first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday.
In a statement, the PMO says the two leaders will discuss "the unique relationship between Canada and the United States" and how best to "work hard for middle-class Canadians and Americans, together".
Trudeau spoke to Trump last month, after a deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.
Trudeau has expressed vastly different views to Trump on immigration, stressing Canada's desire to host refugees.
The U.S. opinion is divided over whether Trump's plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will bring back jobs to the United States as promised.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland sounded a note of caution on Wednesday, saying Canada opposed the idea of the United States imposing new border tariffs and would respond appropriately to any such move. The two leaders are slated to play golf Saturday in Florida. Sajjan did not expand upon the topics of conversation, lending only his support to the US government and dismissing a question about President Donald Trump's ability to handle a crisis by noting that he is the legitimate president of the United States.
As well, Canada is concerned about a possible border tax being applied on Canadian goods that enter the U.S.
After their hour-long meeting, Videgaray told reporters that Tillerson had said he would visit Mexico in the coming weeks, according to a Mexican Foreign Ministry official. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is in D.C. Thursday, to meet with senior White House economic advisors and with several senators on the finance and banking committees.
Freeland stressed in the media call that formal talks on the renegotiation of NAFTA have not yet begun, and declined to speculate on what the Trump administration's opening positions in such a negotiation might be.
She said she had conveyed that same stance to Tillerson.