Canada and Russia share a common ecological and economical position in a vast resource-rich northern arctic gateway. They were benefiting from cooperation on trade, investment, energy, security and sport competitions and academic exchanges.
Canada and Russia have had diplomatic relations for 70 years. Canada is officially represented in Russia by our Embassy in Moscow.
The Russian Federation maintains an Embassy in Ottawa, Consulates in Toronto and Montreal, with an Honorary Consulate in Vancouver.
Trade and Investment
Due to political issues, Canada has changed its’ policy of exporting goods and services to the Russian Federation which has effected our Canadian private sector investment.
Before 2014, trade relations with Russia grew showing Canadian merchandise exports increasing from $179 million in 1999 to $1.5 billion in 2011. That made Russia, Canada’s 19th most important merchandise export market.
Canadian exports to Russia were machinery, meat, motor vehicles, fish, and aircraft parts. Imports from Russia amounted to $1.3 billion in 2011, and were concentrated in mineral fuels, fertilizers, precious stones, metals, rubber, and inorganic chemicals and compounds. (Foreign Affairs & International Trade)
Sports are necessary to develop each countries youth during their education, by exchanging academic sports teams to bring together a social awareness during sport competitions which enhance the minds and abilities for both Canadian and Russian youth. This is done through competitive sports exchanges for cultural awareness of both countries. Professional sport competitions are future initiatives for both countries.
The FIFA World Cup in 2018 will bring sports attention to Russian Youth.