May 1, 2024


Invest Alberta signs MOU with Marubeni Canada

Statement issued by Rick Christiaanse, Invest Alberta CEO

Today, Invest Alberta signed an agreement with Marubeni, a Japan-based global business conglomerate to support their exploration of investment opportunities in Alberta.

Through this alliance, Invest Alberta and Marubeni Canada will identify opportunities for projects that will help Marubeni’s ongoing effort to contribute to the development of a sustainable society while also supporting economic diversification in Alberta. With interest in sectors including clean energy, critical minerals, agriculture, life sciences, and technology, Marubeni’s continued interest in Alberta shows the expansive opportunity available for companies prioritizing sustainable development.

We look forward to supporting Marubeni by connecting them with senior industry experts and relevant stakeholders, including post-secondary institutions, the business community, and government organizations to help inform the company’s investment and development decisions in the province.

“We are pleased to announce this partnership between Invest Alberta Corporation and Marubeni Canada Ltd. As a committed partner over the decades through existing businesses in Alberta and Canada, we are thrilled to join forces to drive positive change and growth for Marubeni and Alberta. Together, we are dedicated to pursuing sustainable business initiatives and are eager to collaborate on a shared vision for a prosperous future.”

– Takayuki Hayashi, Marubeni Canada, President and CEO

About Invest Alberta

Invest Alberta engages the world and provides high-end tailored support to companies, investors, and major new projects. With team members strategically positioned in key markets around the world, Invest Alberta works to break down barriers so businesses can start up, scale up, and succeed without limits. Since being established in 2020, Invest Alberta has supported investments totaling nearly $20 billion and creating more than 23,000 jobs in sectors ranging from energy and agriculture to tech, aviation, life sciences and beyond. For more information, visit

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