Medical treatments for today and tomorrow

ProMetic BioTherapeutics Inc., a subsidiary of Montreal-based ProMetic Life Sciences Inc., employs 53 Marylanders at its recently- expanded 23,500 square foot facility in Rockville. Globally recognized for its expertise in plasma-derived therapeutics, the company is actively developing its own novel small- molecule therapeutic products to target unmet medical needs in fields such as fibrosis, anemia, and cancer.

Strength in structures, strength in numbers

Stantec, one of Canada’s largest professional services firms, employs 190 Marylanders in Baltimore, Germantown, and Laurel. A key player in critical infrastructure projects throughout the state, Stantec designed St. Charles High School in Waldorf (awarded the Mid-Atlantic 2015 Project of the Year by Engineering News-Record) and managed the reconstruction and addition of express toll lanes on I-95.

Advanced protection for advanced threats

Québec-based AirBoss Defense, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of hand, foot, and respiratory protective wear for Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) protection, acquired Immediate Response Technologies of Landover for $37 million in July 2015. The acquisition affords greater access to critical safety equipment for first responders, medical, military, and law enforcement communities in both the United States and Canada.

Maryland–Canada trade

  • Maryland exports to Canada: $1.5 billion
  • Maryland imports from Canada: $2.0 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $3.5 billion
  • Maryland services exports to Canada: $1.1 billion

Maryland–Canada tourism

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

Maryland’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Telephones & AV recording equipment: $105 million
  • Books & printed material: $104 million
  • Furniture & bedding: $66 million
  • Paints, pigments, varnishes, dyestuffs & inks: $61 million
  • Medicine, in dosage: $57 million

Maryland’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $204 million
  • Telephones & AV recording equipment: $160 million
  • Softwood lumber: $99 million
  • Fuel oil: $98 million
  • Furniture & bedding: $86 million

Maryland exports to Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (31%)
  • Chemicals (17%)
  • Minerals & metals (16%)
  • Forest products (10%)
  • Transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture (5%)
  • Other (13%)

Maryland imports from Canada by industry

  • Minerals & metals (20%)
  • Equipment & machinery (20%)
  • Agriculture (14%)
  • Forest products (11%)
  • Energy (8%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (7%)
  • Other (20%)

Maryland Jobs

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

Maryland top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $450 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $221 million
  • Telecom, computer & information services: $103 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $99 million
  • Financial services: $86 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: $3.5 billion

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

September 2016
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2015 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 (2/2016 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2014 services trade (11/2015 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.