New York

Canadian-Made Fireboat Joins FDNY

Among the many events in New York City commemorating 9/11 in 2015, the FDNY’s christening of the fireboat William M. Feehan was particularly moving. The state-of-the-art boat was built by Kingston, Ontario’s MetalCraft Marine Inc., which has extensive operations in Clayton, New York, and is expanding into Cape Vincent, New York. The nameplate is made from steel recovered from Ground Zero. MetalCraft Marine worked closely with the FDNY’s marine division in designing the boat. “They’re probably the single greatest group of guys we’ve ever worked with,” said Bob Clark, MetalCraft’s contracts manager.

Hebeler: a 21st Century binational Success

Buffalo-based Hebeler Corporation specializes in the engineering, design, manufacture, and supply of custom pre-fabricated systems for the energy sector. Hebeler and its subsidiary, J. Oskam in nearby Pt. Colborne, Ontario, operate in tandem and have a thriving cross border supply chain. The Canadian location has provided the company with talented, skilled employees and manufacturing excellence. From engineers to welders and electricians, Oskam’s 140 skilled workers join its parent corporation bringing up-to-date technological skills to the fabrication marketplace.

Creating Jobs in Upstate NY

Quebec’s Plastitel Products is the first tenant in Clinton County’s former, and long vacant, Pfizer facility. The space has been upgraded with renovations and new machinery, making it into a plastics thermoforming manufacturing operation, which employs 24. Wanting a U.S. footprint to supply the transportation and medical industries, Plastitel found New York State a helpful partner. According to the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the company is “an excellent new member of its industrial community.” Moreover, Plastitel will spur other companies to the site.

New York–Canada trade

  • New York exports to Canada: $12.4 billion
  • New York imports from Canada: $18.0 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $30.4 billion
  • New York services exports to Canada: $6.9 billion

New York–Canada tourism

  • New York visits by Canadians: 5,533,700
  • New York vacation spending by Canadians: $1.6 billion

New York’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $663 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $558 million
  • Natural gas & other gases: $436 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $380 million
  • Motor vehicle parts: $322 million

New York’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Natural gas & other gases: $1.8 billion
  • Precious metals: $1.7 billion
  • Aluminum & aluminum articles: $1.3 billion
  • Fuel oil: $802 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $723 million

New York exports to Canada by industry

  • Minerals & metals (19%)
  • Equipment & machinery (18%)
  • Agriculture (8%)
  • Forest products (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Transportation (5%)
  • Other (38%)

New York imports from Canada by industry

  • Minerals & metals (34%)
  • Energy (20%)
  • Agriculture (9%)
  • Equipment & machinery (9%)
  • Forest products (8%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Other (16%)

New York Jobs

  • 680,900 New York jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

New York top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $2.0 billion
  • Financial services: $2.0 billion
  • Business, professional & technical services: $1.1 billion
  • Royalties & license fees: $763 million
  • Telecom, computer & information services: $363 million


  • 680,900 jobs in New York depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is New York’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–New York goods trade: $30.4 billion

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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.