Global in Gaithersburg

OpenText is Canada's largest software company, and one of the most successful software and services companies in the world. It is a leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping companies manage information for improved productivity and competitiveness. OpenText employs more than 10,000 employees globally, including 417 Marylanders in Gaithersburg, MD.

Gaithersburg is the hub for the OpenText U.S. Public Sector Group as well as their cloud services hub which manages over 18 billion transactions per year, approximately 600,000 trading partners and 100,000 customers worldwide.

Bringing Communities to Life

Stantec, a North American company with its headquarters in Alberta, is Canada's second largest professional services firm delivering engineering, architecture, environmental sciences and project management services around the globe. Stantec has over 230 offices in North America, employing over 22,000 workers across the United States alone, including 190 employees in Maryland in three offices in Baltimore, Germantown, and Laurel. Stantec supports infrastructure and architecture projects in Maryland, including the improvement of the Patterson-Claremont School Replacement in Baltimore, designing the replacement of the Mouth of the Monocacy Road, and the addition of express toll lanes on I-95.

Maryland–Canada trade

  • Maryland exports to Canada: $1.4 billion
  • Maryland imports from Canada: $1.9 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $3.3 billion
  • Maryland services exports to Canada: $1.0 billion

Maryland–Canada tourism

  • Maryland visits by Canadians: 440,000
  • Maryland vacation spending by Canadians: $77 million

Maryland’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Books & printed material: $97 million
  • Furniture & bedding: $73 million
  • Tractors: $71 million
  • Medicine, in dosage: $65 million
  • Perfumes, essential oils & toiletries: $57 million

Maryland’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $216 million
  • Fuel oil: $149 million
  • Softwood lumber: $118 million
  • Furniture & bedding: $93 million
  • Telephones & AV recording equipment: $80 million

Maryland exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (25%)
  • Chemicals (19%)
  • Minerals & metals (16%)
  • Forest products (10%)
  • Transportation (8%)
  • Agriculture (6%)
  • Other (15%)

Maryland imports from Canada by industry

  • Minerals & metals (18%)
  • Equipment & machinery (16%)
  • Agriculture (14%)
  • Forest products (13%)
  • Energy (10%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Other (22%)

Maryland Jobs

  • 205,500 Maryland jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Maryland top services exports to Canada

  • Business, professional & technical services: $239 million
  • Financial services: $105 million
  • Royalties: $83 million
  • Telecommunications: $22 million
  • Insurance: $22 million


  • 205,500 jobs in Maryland depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Maryland’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Maryland goods trade: $3.3 billion

Connect to our team

For more information on Maryland’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Washington.

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.