News Archive

Increased collaboration in education, research and innovation

13.11.16 - Ottawa, Ontario - During the CBIE conference in Ottawa, a new bilateral initiative between Norway and Canada was signed. The goal is to increase collaboration in higher education, research and innovation.

Embassy hosted R&D workshop

08.11.16 - St. John's, NF - The Embassy of Canada hosted a workshop in St. John's, NF, focusing on facilitating R&D partnerships in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Canada needs to rethink hostage policy

03.10.16 - Ottawa, Ontario - Extremists who beheaded two Canadians in the Philippines this week freed a Norwegian for whom a ransom was paid.

Canadians charmed by Norway's sailor King

25.08.16 - Toronto, Ontario - His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was sitting at the back of his sailboat, munching on a green apple, reflecting upon the day of sailing that had just been.

Circle K Europe is in the process of rebrandingStatoil gas stations in Norway

02.06.16 - Oslo, Norway - Line M. Aarnes, Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing Europe in Circle K Europe, presented "The journey from Statoil to Circle K Europe".

Widerøes Flyveselskap AS and Bombardier Aerospace

20.04.16 - Oslo, Norway - Sverre Baard Strand, VP Technical (Rtd) in Widerøes Flyveselskap AS, talked about his experiences with one of the longest lasting Canadian - Noregian business partnerships in history.

Alberta beyond oil - leading the charge in cleanenergy development

17.03.16 - Oslo, Norway - Mr. Ken Hughes, Alberta's former Minister of Energy, presented his views on the emerging opportunities in Alberta's energy sector.

The Practicalities of Setting up an Office in Canada

09.03.16 - Oslo, Norway - This session was hosted by the Embassy of Canada, lawyers from Cox & Palmer, a top Atlantic Canada based law firm, and accountants from KPMG in Canada.

International Forum presents Emirates Airlines

04.02.16 - Oslo, Norway - Terje Grue, CEO of Emirates Norway, presented the amazing story of Emirates Airlines. This International Forum event was hosted by Arntzen de Besche at Bygdøy allé 2, 0257 Oslo.

Innovation Norway Canada

21.01.16 - Oslo, Norway - Svein Berg, Innovation Norway's Regional Director for South America, USA and Canada, presented his institution's role and his own views on the relations between Canada and Norway.

Happy New Year!

31.12.15 - Oslo, Norway - The CNBA Board of Directors wish you, your family and your business a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! We hope you will have the opportunty to attend several of our events in the coming year.

CNBA Christmas Dinner

10.12.15 - Oslo, Norway - The traditional CNBA Christmas Dinner was held at the Ambassador's Residence in Oslo on Thursday, December 10th 2015. 35 members and guests were treated to the traditional turkey and trimmings and enjoyed Jørn Buø's perspectives on cultural differences and doing business in Canada vs. Norway.

After the election: Politico/Economic Update

03.12.15 - Oslo, Norway - At this well attended Breakfast Briefing, Ambassador Artur Wilczynski offered insights into the recent Canadian election, while David Tulk, Head of Global Macro Strategy at TD Securities, provided his analysis of the Canadian economic situation.

Deep River: Renewable Energy for the Future

12.11.15 - Oslo, Norway - Reidar Vestby, CEO of Deep River AS, explained his company's role within the field of renewable energy and presented "If you have the river, Deep River has the power".

Report on Norway's impact on Canada

09.11.15 - Ottawa, Ontario - A new report from Dawson Strategic, Norway's Impact on the Canadian Economy, explores the economic relationship between Norway and Canada.

Icelandair goes Canada

22.10.15 - Oslo, Norway - Icelandair traces its roots to the year 1937 when a fledgling airline, Flugfélag Akureyrar, was founded at Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. Bjørn Tore Larsen, Icelandair's Sales Manager in Norway, presented "Icelandair goes Canada".

Canada concludes free trade agreement with Trans-Pacific partners

05.10.15 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Government of Canada today announced that the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have successfully concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement that will benefit Canada's economy.

Golder's Global Arctic Environmental Experience

22.09.15 - Oslo, Norway - Golder Associates celebrates 10 years in Norway. Vidar Ellefsen, Project Director at Golder Associates AS (Norway) presented "Golder Associates - The Company", and Niels Strufe, Senior Project Manager at Golder Associates A/S (Denmark) presented "Golder Associates - Cold Climate Engineering"

Toronto Pearson International goes self-service with DSG Bagdrop

07.09.2015 - Lorenskog, Norway - Toronto Pearson International Airport represents a strategic breakthrough for us in the North American market, says Idar Sørgjerd, CEO of DSG Bagdrop AS. According to the new framework agreement with Toronto Pearson International Airport, DSG Bagdrop will deliver self-service bagdrop solutions to Terminal 3 of Canada´s largest airport.

Statoil Fuel & Retail stations change name to Circle K

22.09.15 - From may 2016 the Statoil stations in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Polen og Russia starts a new era, and will play an imortant part in the establshment of the new global brand Circle K.

Liquefied natural gas plant coming to Bécancour

24.08.15 - Norwegian-owned Stolt LN Gaz will invest nearly $800 million to build a new liquefied natural gas plant in Bécancour, the only one outside the Montreal-area.

Per Grieg Jr. launches salmon farming project in eastern Canada

13.07.15 - Grieg Seafood chairman Per Grieg Jr. is launching a salmon farming company in eastern Canada that will run as a separate entity to the Norwegian salmon farming firm, Grieg Seafood's CEO told Undercurrent News.

MLI report: What Crisis?

12.02.15 - Canada should follow Norway's example by taking natural resource revenues out of the hands of free-spending politicians and placing them into investments that can be used over the long-term, a new report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds. Also see Past Presentations at the CNBA with Dr. Greg Poelzer.

Canadian designed tugboats awarded Melkøya contract

07.11.14 - Østensjø Rederi AS has been awarded the tugboat contract at Melkøya terminal for Statoil ASA. The contract includes three tugboats and two mooring boats. The tugs are designed in cooperation with the Canadian designer Robert Allan.

Canada ranked as No. 1 country to visit

05.11.14 - The international love affair with Canada shows no signs of cooling off. According to a new study Canada is the top country in the world to visit, live in, study and attend or organize events.

KLM expands network with new destination Edmonton

03.11.14 - Amstelveen - Next year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its long-haul flights to Canada to include a new scheduled service to Edmonton. With effect from 5 May 2015, KLM will offer a thrice weekly return service from Amsterdam. This frequency will be increased to four times a week effective 22 June, using Airbus A330-200 equipment under flight number KL675/676.

TGS Announces New Multi-client 3D-3C Program in the Duvernay

07.10.14 - ASKER, NORWAY - TGS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Arcis Seismic Solutions, announces three new 3D-3C multi-client surveys covering 580 km2. The surveys, collectively titled Kaybob-Bigstone 3D, are located in West Central Alberta near Fox Creek and will expand TGS' existing coverage along the Duvernay fairway.

Artur Wilczynski becomes Canadian Ambassador to Norway.

26.09.14 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointments:

Statoil puts oil sands project on hold

25.09.14 - CALGARY - Statoil has put its Corner oil sands project on hold for at least three years as it grapples with rising costs.

Snøhetta news 2: Competition-winning design was announced!

23.09.14 - The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation unveiled DIALOG and SNØHETTA's competition-winning design for Calgary's New Central Library.

Snøhetta news 1: The Isabel opens at Queen's University

20.09.14 - Queen's University opened the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Snøhetta designed the architecture, interiors, landscape and signage for The Isabel.

The US leads- will Europe follow?

16.09.14 - Chief Economist at Danske Bank, Frank Jullum, presented the latest news and trends in the Norwegian and international economy at this edition of Global Economic Outlook.

Sir John Franklin ship discovered

09.09.14 - Prime Minister Harper announces the discovery of one of the two lost ships of the famed Franklin Expedition

The Beer Fridge - "O Canada" by MolsonCanadian

01.07.14 - In the spirit of Canada Day, Molson Canadian got this right!

The CNBA Annual General Meeting

11.06.14 - The CNBA Annual General Meeting for the 2013 Membership Year took place on Wednesday, June 11th 2014, at the Ambassador of Canada's Official Residence.

"Vinland" has returned to Norway

28.02.14 - You didn't know that Canada could taste so good! This article is the first in a series wherein you will discover what you may not know about Canada and its award winning viti and viniculture.

"Little Norway" Pale Lager Coming Soon - But Only in Norway

06.02.14 - In what may be the first intercontinental brewing collaboration to feature a Canadian brewery, a beer co-created by Sawdust City Brewing will soon be on grocery store shelves in Norway.

Mitel Completes Merger With Aastra

31.01.14 - Mitel® Networks Corporation, a global leader in business communications, announced it has completed its merger with Aastra Technologies Limited.

TGS Announces Four New Multi-client Surveys

09.01.14 - TGS announces four new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey in offshore Northwest Australia, two 2D surveys offshore Madagascar and a 3D survey onshore Alberta, Canada.

NHH in partnership with HEC Montréal

24.11.13 - At the end of October, NHH signed a partnership agreement with the prestigious university HEC Montréal in Canada.

PM tables technical summary of Canada-EU trade deal

29.10.13 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today tabled the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement Summary of the Negotiated Outcomes in the House of Commons.

Opening New Markets in Europe

18.10.13 Canada Reaches Historic Trade Agreement with the European Union

16.10.13 Prosperity and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

Icelandair announces growth plans for 2014

05.09.13 Edmonton, Vancouver and Geneva new destinations

SNC-Lavalin awarded another Statoil contract

27.03.13 SNC-Lavalin awarded Statoil's North Sea Gina Krog jacket engineering contract by Heerema Fabrication Group Engineering

Canada Ranked 4th in the World for Scientific Research

26.09.12 Canada ranks fourth in the world for the quality of its scientific research, according to a survey of thousands of top international scientists that was conducted as part of an in-depth report, released Thursday.

SNC-Lavalin awarded Statoil contract

25.07.12 SNC-Lavalin awarded Statoil's North Sea Bressay jacket front-end engineering contract

Quebec buys Norway for $2.8 billion

19.04.12 Statoil accepts bid for Statoil Fuel & Retail - further strengthens upstream focus

IDEX enters into agreement with S.I.C. Biometrics

02.04.12 IDEX ASA has entered into a cooperation agreement with S.I.C. Biometrics for integration of SmartFinger Film fingerprint sensor and biometric algorithms into S.I.C.'s biometric security products and solutions.

Yara makes SOP investment

02.04.12 Yara has agreed to make a strategic investment of approximately CAD 40 million in IC Potash Corp (ICP) and has entered into an off-take arrangement for 30% of all products produced by ICP's Ochoa project in New Mexico for a period of 15 years.

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Agreement with DanCopter

12.02.12 Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is pleased to announce the signing of a new Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan agreement with DanCopter AS, a subsidiary of Blueway AS, for comprehensive maintenance support of its new PT6C-67C engines.

Mine Arnaud: A major investment and a future global leader

31.01.12 Investissement Québec and Yara International ASA partner in $750 million mining operation

NDP (New Democratic Party) bill would create "Leif Erikson Day"

31.01.12 Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), today reintroduced a Private Member's Bill in the House of Commons, Bill C-387, An Act to establish Leif Erikson Day, which would designate the 9th of October of each year as "Leif Erikson Day".

The CNBA's objective is to strengthen the business ties between Norway and Canada.


The objective is to be achieved through:

  • raising awareness of Canada and Norway,
  • supporting Canadian and Norwegian companies,
  • hosting events bringing Canadian and Norwegian companies and individuals together.

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