Delivering Cleaner Energy

Alberici is a St. Louis-based diversified construction company with operations throughout North America and clients around the world. With approximately 400 professional staff and thousands of craft employees employed at any given time, and annual revenues exceeding $1 billion, Alberici counts on the Canadian market for roughly 15% of its business each year.

Recently Alberici, in a joint venture with Burns & McDonnell Canada, completed a $525 million engineering, procurement, and construction management project for SaskPower at the Queen Elizabeth Power Station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The project included the conversion of three of the plant’s existing gas turbine generators into combined cycle operation. This process greatly reduces plant emissions by using waste heat to generate electricity rather than just venting it into the atmosphere. Major equipment additions included three natural gas turbine generators, one steam turbine, six once-through steam generators, and two step-up transformers. The project was completed in September of 2015 and produces an additional 205 megawatts of electricity.

Building Cars Together

Canada’s Magna International Inc. is the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. Magna’s presence in the United States is significant: 54 manufacturing and assembly facilities; 12 engineering, product development, and sales offices; and 21,925 employees. In Liberty and Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Magna operates major automotive assembly facilities totaling over 560,000 square feet combined and employing over 800 local residents. Missourians at Magna’s operations in Liberty work on underbody parts for GM and Ford. In Excelsior Springs the Magna team is responsible for the Ford Transit seat assembly.

Missouri–Canada trade

  • Missouri exports to Canada: $4.5 billion
  • Missouri imports from Canada: $3.4 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $7.9 billion
  • Missouri services exports to Canada: $910 million

Missouri–Canada tourism

  • Missouri visits by Canadians: 169,100
  • Missouri vacation spending by Canadians: $46 million

Missouri’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Trucks: $1.1 billion
  • Aircraft: $589 million
  • Organic chemicals: $137 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $127 million
  • Iron & steel tubes, pipes & sheets: $126 million

Missouri’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Crude petroleum: $714 million
  • Engines & turbines: $262 million
  • Motor vehicle parts: $195 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $188 million
  • Aircraft: $160 million

Missouri exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (45%)
  • Equipment & machinery (16%)
  • Chemicals (14%)
  • Agriculture (8%)
  • Minerals & metals (6%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (3%)
  • Other (7%)

Missouri imports from Canada by industry

  • Energy (22%)
  • Equipment & machinery (19%)
  • Transportation (14%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (9%)
  • Minerals & metals (8%)
  • Agriculture (8%)
  • Other (20%)

Missouri Jobs

  • 163,800 Missouri jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Missouri top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $399 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $113 million
  • Financial services: $108 million
  • Transportation services: $94 million
  • Telecom, computer & information services: $62 million


  • 163,800 jobs in Missouri depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Missouri’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Missouri goods trade: $7.9 billion

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

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.