Welcome to MAPLE® 

MAPLE - The Canadian-U.S. Business Council® is an executive-level organization promoting cross-border investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Canada and the United States. Our first chapter, MAPLE - The Canadian-U.S. Business Council of Southern California, connects businesses between Southern California and Canada and among Southern California businesses with Canadian connections.  Our members, partners and sponsors bring together the knowledge, expertise and resources to help businesses penetrate and excel in these markets.

Our Southern California Chapter

If your business is considering expansion into either the Canadian or Southern California markets, we would like to help. While thousands of miles may lie between these regions, there is a vibrant trade to leverage. Consider these facts:

  • Total trade between Canada and California is over $44 billion

  • California exports of goods to Canada exceed $16.8 billion annually

  • California exports over $9.4 billion annually in services

  • Canada is the 2nd largest export market for California

  • California imports $28.7 billion in goods from Canada

  • Nearly 2 million Canadians visit California and spend $1.5 billion

  • 1 million Californians visit Canada and spend over $759 million

  • Over 1.2 million California jobs depend on trade with Canada

  • Over 500 companies across Southern California are Canadian-owned

  • Over 73,400 Californians are employed by Canadian-owned businesses

  • Canada is the 3rd highest investing nation in Southern California

  • Top goods exports to Canada include computers, agriculture, telephones, aircraft and optical/medical instruments, aircraft, automobiles, paper and printing machinery, beverages and alcohol

  • Top imports from Canada include automobiles, crude petroleum, fuel oil, plastics, animal meats, and wood & semi-wood products