On 27 January 2023 in Vancouver, the Kazakh delegation held meetings with Canadian mining companies to discuss the possibility of developing business cooperation. The heads of the companies positively received information about subsoil use and geological surveys in Kazakhstan and expressed readiness to discuss specific projects and plans for entering the Kazakh market.
The delegation also participated in the “Mining in a transitional world: trends and opportunities in Eurasia” session, which focused on the investment attractiveness of the mining industry in Central Asia, Turkey, and Mongolia. The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada, Akylbek Kamaldinov, informed participants about economic reforms in Kazakhstan and measures taken to improve the business environment. He also highlighted the potential of new deposits of natural resources and rare earth metals in Kazakhstan. The delegation also took part in a business meeting with the heads of 30 companies in the province of British Columbia.