Training Our Future Air Force

Beechcraft Defense Company, a subsidiary of Kansas-based Textron Aviation Inc., is helping train the next generation of military pilots. Beechcraft has a five year contract with Canada’s CAE to provide service support for the NATO Flying Training in Canada program. The program operates over 270,000 square miles of airspace in Canada and is designed and operated in partnership with the Government of Canada. The program combines basic, advanced, and lead-in fighter training. And thanks to Beechcraft, Kansas know-how is helping make our skies safe for years to come.

Change the World

Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, has been helping people thrive for years by creating products that are wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful. Cargill Meat Solutions employs more than 32,000 workers in locations across North America, including at nine locations in Canada. The Wichita facility serves customers from coast to coast with beef, turkey, eggs, as well as processed and cooked meat.

Fly High, Grow Strong

Waterloo, Canada-based Aeryon Labs is one of North America's leading developers of small unmanned aerial system technology, commonly known as drones. Since 2013, Kansas State University has developed remote sensing technology in emergency response and agriculture using Aeryon's aerial systems. This technology benefits farmers and livestock producers, particularly in agrarian states like Kansas. In the future, remote sensing may be used to help farmers view and assess their fields more accurately; to make informed decisions on planting, crop rotation, pest control, and to manage the impact of weather on crops.

Kansas–Canada trade

  • Kansas exports to Canada: $1.8 billion
  • Kansas imports from Canada: $1.6 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $3.4 billion
  • Kansas services exports to Canada: $302 million

Kansas–Canada tourism

  • Kansas visits by Canadians: 52,400
  • Kansas vacation spending by Canadians: $8 million

Kansas’ top goods exports to Canada

  • Aircraft: $256 million
  • Automobiles: $166 million
  • Animal feed & food industry residues: $99 million
  • Animal meats: $95 million
  • Agricultural machinery: $79 million

Kansas’ top goods imports from Canada

  • Engines & turbines: $351 million
  • Aircraft parts: $148 million
  • Animal meats: $97 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $65 million
  • Optical, medical & precision instruments: $41 million

Kansas exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (28%)
  • Equipment & machinery (28%)
  • Agriculture (17%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (7%)
  • Minerals & metals (7%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Other (8%)

Kansas imports from Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (38%)
  • Agriculture (14%)
  • Transportation (13%)
  • Minerals & metals (6%)
  • Forest products (4%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (4%)
  • Other (20%)

Kansas Jobs

  • 84,100 Kansas jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Kansas top services exports to Canada

  • Business, professional & technical services: $77 million
  • Insurance: $24 million
  • Royalties: $23 million
  • Telecommunications: $9 million
  • Financial services: $8 million


  • 84,100 jobs in Kansas depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Total Canada–Kansas goods trade: $3.4 billion

Connect to our team

For more information on Kansas’ trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Denver.

February 2017
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2016 data in U.S. dollars. Statistics Canada: 2014 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2016 release, US$1.00=C$1.1045). U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2017 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2015 services trade (1/2017 release). Job numbers are from a study commissioned by the Government of Canada (11/2014 release, 2013 data). Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.