Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism Muhammad Yaseen will travel to Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico, where he will meet with state officials and non-government partners to celebrate Alberta’s 25-year sister-state relationship with the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Alberta has a strong political and economic relationship with Mexico, and its sister-state relationship with the state of Jalisco has helped keep these relationships strong. The agreement supports sectors including agriculture, education and health. The minister's mission to Mexico aims to promote Alberta as a top destination for international economic immigration, and enhance collaborative relations with Mexico to support improved labour mobility in key fields.

“Strengthening our relationship with Mexico and the state of Jalisco will grow our collaboration in innovation, economic growth and labour mobility, and continue our exchange of ideas and resources to benefit both regions.”

Muhammad Yaseen, Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism

Alberta’s government is committed to working with its national and international partners to advance shared interests that can lead to new opportunities for people and businesses in Alberta and around the world.

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1994, Mexico has been one of Alberta’s fastest-growing export markets and is currently the province’s fifth-largest trading partner.

Minister Yaseen and three staff members will have their mission expenses posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • Canada, the United States of America and Mexico form the world’s largest free trade region, generating economic growth and labour mobility for each country.
  • The Canada-Mexico Partnership serves as a catalyst for concerted action between governments, private sectors and non-governmental partners to pursue common goals and mutually beneficial priorities.

Itinerary for Minister Yaseen

June 18

  • Travel to Guadalajara, Mexico

June 19

  • Briefings

June 20-21

  • Meetings with Jalisco state officials and roundtables in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Celebration of Alberta-Jalisco sister-state relationship

June 22

  • Travel to Mexico City

June 23

  • Briefings

June 24

  • Meetings, roundtables with governmental and non-governmental partners to promote Alberta as a top destination for economic immigration and partnerships
  • Reception with organizations in Mexico City

June 25

  • Travel to Alberta

*Subject to change.

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