Government of Canada invests in jobs, new cargo facilities at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
“Our government is investing in Canada’s economy by improving our trade and transportation corridors and with trade diversification. By creating new opportunities for Canadian investors, exporters and, especially, our small and medium-sized businesses, the Government of Canada is helping them access new customers, clients and the well-paying jobs that flow from these opportunities.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
“I am very pleased that this important project is going ahead. The new Air Cargo Logistics Park at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport will not only help to create new jobs during the construction phase, but also result in significant number of longer-term positions to sustain its operations. This investment will help our community to prosper.”
Member of Parliament for Central Nova
“Any way or any time we can improve our capacity to export goods and products benefits Nova Scotians and Nova Scotia companies. We’ve seen significant growth in our exports, and this investment will help meet the demand for our products, help us reach new markets, and ensure the quality of goods that Nova Scotia is known for.”
The Honourable Lloyd Hines
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Government of Nova Scotia
“We are extremely pleased to be receiving federal and provincial funding to develop the Halifax Stanfield Air Cargo Logistics Park, which will connect commercial and logistics businesses in Atlantic Canada to air cargo opportunities spanning the globe. It will also enhance transportation infrastructure, increase trade, foster export capacity and create jobs, all to the benefit of our province and our region.”
President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax Stanfield International Airport handles more than 70 per cent of Atlantic Canada air cargo exports. The largest single export category from the airport is high-quality, time-sensitive seafood from across Atlantic Canada.
Transportation is an important element of Canada’s trade with other countries. In 2017, total international merchandise trade amounted to $1.1 trillion. The United States continued to be Canada’s top trade partner, with $703 billion in trade ($415 billion exported, $288 billion imported), accounting for 63.5 per cent of total Canadian trade in 2017.
The Government of Canada places a strong emphasis on exports because of the connection between trade and good, well-paying jobs, as industries that are export-intensive pay wages that are, on average, more than 50 per cent higher than industries that are not.
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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