Cooperation with Canada
According to the Ural Customs Administration, in 2019 the foreign trade turnover of the Tyumen region with Canada amounted to 3 399.97 thousand US dollars , of which export - 650.33 thousand US dollars , import - 2 749.64 thousand US dollars.
For reference: in 2018, the foreign trade turnover of the Tyumen region with Canada amounted to 4 675.79 thousand US dollars, of which export - 2 656.52 thousand US dollars , import - 2 019.27 thousand US dollars.
The predominant product groups in the export structure are 44 TN FEA wood and products from it (plywood), 85 TN FEA electric machines and equipment. In the structure of imports, the main share falls on products from ferrous metals (73 group of foreign trade activities), equipment and mechanical devices (84 group of foreign trade activities), polymeric materials, plastics and products from them (39 group of foreign trade activities).
In the city of Tyumen from 1993 to 1995 . the Alberta Provincial Government Office worked. In Edmont, Alberta from 1993 to 1998. The Representative Office of the Tyumen Region worked. The Tyumen region and the Canadian province of Alberta, located in the southwest of Canada, have the same economic structure (oil production and oil refining, mining of other minerals, engineering, timber processing, production of building materials), a population of about 2 million people, and a temperate continental climate.
The cooperation of executive bodies was carried out in a number of areas, both economic and humanitarian. One of the most relevant areas for the transfer of experience by the Canadian side was the formation of a regulatory framework for subsoil use, the convergence of applied approaches as an element of improving the investment climate for Western investors.
From 2007 to 2012, an enterprise with the participation of Canadian capital, LLC Tyumenenergoservis Hanwei, worked in the Tyumen Region.
In November 1997, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation, Mrs. Ann Lihe, visited the Tyumen Region in order to study the economic potential of the Tyumen region, get acquainted with the activities of joint Russian-Canadian enterprises in the Tyumen region, discuss issues of establishing cooperation in various industries, manufacturing, processing .
In November 1997, a delegation of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University visited the province of Alberta (Canada). A cooperation agreement was signed between Tsogu and the International College named after Grant McEwan, Edmonton, in the framework of which a number of training programs were implemented for schoolchildren and students of the Tyumen region on the basis of partial cost compensation by the Government of Alberta and the Administration of the Tyumen Region.
In July 2000, the “Memorandum of Cooperation between the Parliamentary Center of Canada and the Tyumen Regional Duma” was signed, within which a delegation of the Parliamentary Center of Canada visited the Tyumen Region in July 2001 at the invitation of the Tyumen Regional Duma. This cooperation program extended to the development of legislation in the field of subsoil and environmental management, in particular for the development of draft Laws of the Tyumen Region “On Environmental Safety in the Development of Oil Fields” and “On the Participation of Tyumen Region Authorities in the Preparation of Production Sharing Agreements”.
On December 23, 2005, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Tyumen State Oil and Gas University and the School of Business of the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada).
In the framework of the national project “Development of the agro-industrial complex”, ZAO Tyumengosplem, thanks to funds allocated from the regional budget, purchased more than 14 thousand heads of Holstein cattle from Holland, Denmark, Germany, France and more than 1,500 in 2006-2007 Russian breeding goals, including 25 breeding leaders from Canada, Holland, Germany, Austria, America.
In 2005, 188 elite piglets (duroc and landrace) from Canada were delivered to the Ishimsky District of the Tyumen Region to the Yubileiny breeding plant. Specialists of the plant carried out large breeding work in order to breed productive meat breeds.
The Canadian House limited liability company, founded by the Canadian firm Nascor, participated in the Tyumen Region in the implementation of the national project “Affordable Housing”, namely, in the long-term program for the construction of low-rise buildings in the residential area “Komarovo”.
In March 2006, a delegation of the Canadian Business Association in Russia and Eurasia (CERBA) visited the trade mission in Tyumen. The delegation was headed by Nathan Hunt, President of the Moscow branch of CERBA, it included representatives of official and business circles of Canada, in particular, the Canadian Embassy in the Russian Federation, the Department of Foreign Trade, the Department of Energy Industry and Services of the Province of Alberta, the Technological Institute of South Alberta, and representatives of companies SNS-Lavalin ”,“ Phoenix-Geophysics ”,“ Formost ”,“ Schlumberger, Arrow Com, ”“ Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. ” and etc.
During the visit of the delegation, a meeting was held with the Governor of the Tyumen Region V.V. Yakushev, at which the Governor of the Tyumen region noted promising areas of cooperation: the oil and gas sector, new technologies in the housing and communal services, woodworking, housing construction and agriculture, as well as cooperation in the educational and scientific fields.
Within the framework of the visit of the Canadian delegation, a Round Table was held on the theme: "The main directions of development of cooperation between the Tyumen region, the Russian Federation, and the province of Alberta, Canada. There was a discussion on the issue “Politics, Economics and Social Culture of the Tyumen Region”, as well as a brief presentation of the CERBA activities of the Canadian Business Association in Russia and Eurasia. The meeting was attended by the leaders of the largest industrial enterprises, associations, foundations, public organizations of the Tyumen region, namely Zapibgazprom OJSC, Tyumen Motor Builders OJSC, SibNATs OJSC, Neftemash OJSC, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, Association of Enterprises with Foreign investments and many others.
On July 30, 2007, a meeting was held in the Department of Investment Policy and State Support for Entrepreneurship of the Tyumen Region with representatives of the Embassy of Canada - adviser on agriculture and food Fred Boyce and business development adviser Marina Fomicheva. At the meeting, the investment potential of the Tyumen region and the main investment projects were presented, issues of possible cooperation were discussed. Canadians were pleasantly surprised by the investment development of the Tyumen region and the presence of favorable conditions for the formation of a successful business in the region.
On May 15-17, 2012, the delegation of Canada led by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Russia John Sloan paid a visit.
The meeting between the Governor of the Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev and the Ambassador of Canada to Russia John Sloan resulted in a proposal supported by all to renew the agreement on cooperation between the Tyumen region and the province of Alberta.
“The Government of the Tyumen region is ready to take an active part in the development of our mutually beneficial relations,” Vladimir Yakushev addressed the Canadian Ambassador. “Now much depends on the representatives of business, we, for our part, will create conditions for intensifying their work.”
During the visit of the delegation of Canada, they visited the Antipinsky oil refinery, oil companies LUKOIL and TNK BP. In addition, the Exchange of contacts took place, during which enterprises of the Tyumen region and Canada in the format of negotiations were able to discuss possible options for cooperation.
From January 18 to January 23, 2019, the Open Regional Seminar "Stylish Vacations - One Step Ahead of the Trend" was held at the Olympic Camp for Children. More than 330 leaders and industry experts from other countries and regions of the Russian Federation discussed key issues of organizing children's leisure and recreation in 2019. The seminar was attended by members of the International Community of Camps ICF - representatives of organizers of children's vacations from Canada, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong).
Within the framework of the international educational sessions, 10 speakers spoke. Among them was John Jorgenson from Canada, president of the International Community of Camps organization, who talked about the history of the camp movement, held a master class for counselors and teachers, shared his secrets of leadership and building effective communication in a team.
On January 18 - 21, 2020, in the Tyumen region, on the basis of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Regional Children's Health-Educational Center “Child's Republic”, an international seminar for organizers of children's recreation “Dialogues of Professionals: Children's Holidays in the Space of Science and Practice” was held. Stefan Richard, President of the Canadian Association of Children's Camps, took part in the seminar as a speaker.