About Atlantic Canada Exports

Atlantic Canada is on the doorstep of the entire North American market — connected by a four-lane highway that includes the Trans-Canada Highway and the northern terminus of U.S. Interstate 95.

When it comes to shipping by sea, Atlantic Canada has the rest of North America beat. We have year-round deepwater ports two days closer to Europe than any other ports on the eastern seaboard, whether it’s Montreal, Boston or New York.

Atlantic Canada’s four international airports offer dozens of daily flights to major destinations, while our air cargo-shipping infrastructure involves big names like FedEx, DHL, Emery Worldwide, Purolator and Kuehne & Nagel.

The Atlantic Canadian Provinces

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

Easy access to major North American markets

  • Two shipping days closer to Europe than any U.S. port
  • Excellent labour force
  • Canadian telecommunications leader
  • Low business costs
  • Abundant energy from diverse sources
  • Great lifestyle

The Atlantic Canada Export Edge

  • Atlantic Canada exported over $2.5 billion of seafood products in 2010.
  • More than 62.2% of exports go to the United States.
  • Other major export markets include the China, Japan, Russia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, South Korea, Iceland and Belgium.