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PORTS: An Integral Part 
of Canada's Economy

Canada’s seaports are key to moving goods and people via complex logistical supply chains extending to seaports in more than 160 countries throughout the world. Every year Canada’s Port Authorities contribute much to Canada’s economy:

  • 309.7 million tonnes of cargo handled
  • 2.2% increase from 2011 to 2012
  • 8.2% increase from 2010-2012
  • $438.1 million in aggregate revenue in the 2011 fiscal year
  • $118.6 million in 2011 operating income
  • $162 billion worth of goods
  • 250,000 direct and indirect jobs
  • $10.2 billion in salaries
  • $25 billion added to Canada’s GDP
  • $2.2 billion paid in federal and provincial income taxes
  • $2 billion paid in consumption tax
  • Port authorities represent 60% of Canadian maritime exports (2011)
  • Most ports have seen an increase in total tonnage from 2011 to 2012

» Canada's Strategic Gateways Poised for Growth



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What's New

June 17, 2014
Statement By The Association Of Canadian Port Authorities, Regarding Approval Of The Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal

February 13th, 2014
Canada'S Port Authorities welcome the New Building Canada Plan

13 Février, 2014
Les Administrations Portuaires Canadiennes saluent le Nouveau Plan Chantiers Canada

February 3rd, 2014
Terms renewal for the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of TRPA Board

3 Février, 2014
Poursuite des mandats du président et de la vice-présidente du conseil d’administration de l’APTR

January 29th, 2014
Ontario’s Marine Highway Connecting Canada’s Central Heartland to the World - Budget Brief to the Ontario Minister of Finance, The Honourable Charles Sousa

December 23rd, 2013
Statement by The Association Of Canadian Port Authorities, Regarding the NEB's Report on the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal

23 Decembre, 2013
Déclaration de L'Association des Administrations Portuaires Canadiennes Concernant le Rapport De L'ONÉ sur le Projet d'Oléoduc Northern Gateway

Media Kit 2014 Available
» The Canadian Ports Magazine Media Kit for 2014 is available!
» Le cahier de l'annonceur 2014 du Canadian Ports Magazine est maintenant disponible!

August 17th-21st 2014
Next ACPA 2014 Conference and AGM
Belledune New Brunswick

Available Now
»The 2013 edition of Ports Magazine is now available
Browse through it for features on Canada-US relations, intermodal challenges, and our newest CPA, Oshawa.


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