Canberra July, 2023
The High Commission of Canada to Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Craig Reimer as the Honorary Consul of Canada in Perth, Australia.
The appointment of Mr. Reimer will contribute to the visibility and presence of Canada, and highlight the many connections in Perth and throughout the state of Western Australia. The role aims to increase exposure to Canada and its diversity, its environment rich in experiences for young people in Perth, its feminist foreign policy and its effort to enhance trade for shared and inclusive prosperity.
A resident of Perth, Mr. Reimer brings great value as Honorary Consul of Canada in Perth. Craig is a seasoned project delivery executive with over 30 years’ experience executing successful international projects for clients in the mining, oil & gas, infrastructure, industrial, government, and commercial sectors in Australia, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Czech Republic, USA and Canada.
Craig is a mechanical engineer, graduating from the University of Alberta in 1988 initially working on projects primarily in Western Canada before moving to Toronto to head up Honeywell International’s Canadian Engineering Centre of Excellence. He then transferred to Phoenix, Arizona as Program Manager for Honeywell’s regional delivery teams for US Government and Industrial/Infrastructure sectors. In 2001, he and his family moved to Perth, Western Australia where he works as a senior project executive in the resources sector.
In 2014, Craig established the consultancy Mahogany Projects, providing clients with Project and Strategic Business management consulting services. He excels in leading teams on large and complex projects which require unique engineering solutions. He’s assisted his clients secure major services contacts valued in the range of $100M to $1B and delivered projects across numerous strategic minerals including rare earths, lithium, nickel, iron ore, magnetite, gold, alumina and vanadium.
He looks forward to working with Canada’s consular and trade teams in support of Canadians and Canadian businesses in Western Australia.
Mr. Reimer looks forward to raising the profile of Canada’s many strengths and advocating key messages to increase opportunities for new connections between our two countries. Currently, Canada is the G7 member state with the second highest economic growth (source: IMF), the easiest country to start a business in the G20 (source: World bank), and its population is among the most educated in the world. Canada is also a global centre for innovation with strategic investments in education, sciences and industries.
Canada is the only G7 economy with comprehensive free trade access to the entire G7 and European Union. Canada’s 15 FTAs cover 61% of the world’s GDP and open markets to 1.5 billion consumers worldwide.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which both Canada and Australia are signatories, provides continued business opportunities and drives increased economic activities.
Canada’s commercial relationship with Australia is strong and diversified. In addition to traditional sectors such as mining and transportation, Canada and Australia can enhance collaboration in infrastructure, defense, agri-food, information and communication technology (ICT), creative industries, health industries, and clean technology.
Consular services (passports, citizenship and consular assistance) will continue to be delivered by the High Commission of Canada in Canberra, Phone +61 (2) 6270 4000