Quick Facts

  • Ontario and Quebec's total international trade was worth approximately $600 billion, accounting for 71 per cent of Canada's international trade.
  • Ontario and Quebec accounted for 66 per cent ($138 billion) of Canada's international trade with Asia and Europe.
  • Over $400 billion worth of goods were traded between Ontario and Quebec and their main trading partner, the United States.
  • In 2007, over 80 per cent of Ontario-Québec international trade (in value) was exported to the U.S. and 55 per cent of Ontario-Québec imports originated from the U.S.
  • The top five Canada-United States border crossings are located along the Ontario-Quebec corridor. This represents almost 65 per cent of total trucks crossing the Canada-United States border.
  • The four largest rail intermodal terminals in Canada are located in the Continental Gateway (Canadian Pacific Railway in Vaughan, ON and Montréal, QC, and Canadian National in Brampton, ON and Montréal, QC).
  • Windsor is Canada’s primary border crossing for trucks. In fact, Windsor-Detroit is the busiest commercial land border crossing in North America – with approximately 3.5 million trucks crossing each year.
  • 1.8 million trucks cross the border at one of Québec’s four strategic border crossings, and over 40 per cent use the Québec/New York corridor and the Lacolle/Champlain border crossing (A-15) / (I-87).


Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway