Overview

Alberta participates in a number of strategic relationships with regions in other countries, including states, provinces, oblasts and prefectures.

Sister province relationships

Sister province relationships help promote economic development-related activities and cross-cultural awareness and cooperation in:

  • culture
  • education
  • sports
  • agriculture
  • technology
  • governance
  • tourism

Table 1. Active sister province relationships

Region First signed Relations factsheet
Gangwon, South Korea First signed in 1974 Gangwon – Alberta relations
Hokkaido, Japan First signed in 1980 Hokkaido – Alberta relations
Heilongjiang, China First signed in 1981 Heilongjiang – Alberta relations
Jalisco, Mexico First signed in 1999 Jalisco – Alberta relations
Guangdong, China First signed in 2017 Guangdong – Alberta relations
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine First signed in 2004 Ivano-Frankivsk – Alberta relations
Lviv, Ukraine First signed in 2005 Lviv – Alberta relations

United States partnerships

US partnerships are policy-oriented arrangements with American states. These relationships promote collaboration on issues of common interest.

Table 2. Active US partnerships

Region First signed Relations factsheet
Missouri, United States First signed in 2015 Missouri – Alberta relations
Nevada, United States First signed in 2013 Nevada – Alberta relations
Texas, United States First signed in 2018 Texas-Alberta relations

Contact

For more information on Alberta’s international partnerships, contact:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Chris Ryan, Director, Policy Engagement and Federal Relations
Phone: 780-427-6060
Email: chris.ryan@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Policy Engagement and Federal Relations
Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
Floor 4 Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8

For more information on Alberta’s relationships with US states, contact:

David Kettles, Senior Director, Provincial and State Engagement
Phone: 780-422-2295
Email: david.kettles@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Provincial and State Engagement
Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
Floor 4 Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8

For more information on Alberta’s sister province relationships in Asia Pacific, contact:

Kevin Richtscheid, Acting Director, International Relations and Strategic Planning
Phone: 780-427-6079
Email: kevin.richtscheid@gov.ab.ca

Address:
International Relations and Strategic Planning
Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
Floor 12 Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8