Alberta has a rich European heritage. Over 80% of Albertans can trace their ancestry back to countries in Europe.
Europe is Alberta's second largest source of foreign direct investment, and third most important regional export destination.
IIR represents and advises on Alberta’s interests with regard to foreign governments; manages Alberta's twinning relationships with international jurisdictions, including Russia (Tyumen Oblast, Khanty-Mansii, and Yamal-Nenets), Germany (Saxony), and Ukraine (Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv); provides support for the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations (ACAUR); and coordinates inbound programs for visiting dignitaries.
For more information on Alberta's relationship with EuropeFor more information on Alberta-Europe initiatives contact:
Chris Heseltine, Executive Director
For more information on Alberta’s general export promotion and investment attraction see:
- Alberta Germany Office
- Alberta United Kingdom Office
- Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations (ACAUR)
Government of Canada