Budget 2024

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Nevada

Tourism, mining and manufacturing are the backbone of the Nevada economy, and Canada is a key contributor to all three sectors.

18,500+

jobs supported

$1.7 billion

total exports

$1.2 billion

goods exports

$442 million

services exports

Top goods exports:
  • Mining and metals: $446 million
  • Electrical equipment and semiconductors: $191 million
  • Manufactured commodities: $129 million
Top services exports:
  • Transportation and travel: $213 million
  • Business and professional: $98 million
  • Financial and insurance: $60 million

Traditional and new economies drive Nevada-Canada ties

Every year more than 1.7 million Canadians visit Nevada’s tourist attractions — from the Las Vegas strip to the Grand Canyon. And they spend roughly $1.4 million a year. Some of the top entertainment in Las Vegas is also Canadian, including Celine Dion and Cirque du Soleil. And Canada’s two main airlines — WestJet and Air Canada – help deliver tourists to the state.

Gold was the lure that brought settlers to the state in the mid-19th century. And more than 170 years later mining is still an important industry in the “Silver State.” Nevada leads the U.S. in production of silver, gold, and mercury. Several Canadian mining companies have operations in the state, including Barrick Gold, Nevada Clean Magnesium, West Kirkland Mining and NuLegacy Gold. Canadian-owned mining companies employ more than 5,000 Nevadans.

Canadians are the largest foreign employers and direct investors in Nevada. Across all sectors, Canadian-owned businesses employ about 9,000 people in the state. Among the major employers are Barrick, Air Canada, WestJet, Mitel and Telus International.

What supporters are saying

“This important deal has been three years in the making. I’m glad that Congress has been able to reach bipartisan agreement on this critical legislation to protect Nevada’s workers and give our businesses much-needed stability.”

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), January 16, 2020

“This bipartisan trade deal will promote growth and strengthen Nevada’s economy, protecting the thousands of jobs created by the $1.8 billion in goods that the Silver State exports yearly to Canada and Mexico, our closest trade allies.”

Jacky Rosen (D-NV), January 16, 2020

With a fresh USMCA trade agreement that protects American businesses and workers, and with more than two dozen international labor unions with members in both countries, working closely with Canada will expedite our economic recovery as we both defeat the pandemic.” 

Richard Perkins, CEO of the Business Council of Canada and Nevada, May 4, 2021

Spotlight on Canadian business

Leveraging artificial and human intelligence to enhance customer support 

TELUS International, a unit of Vancouver-based communications company TELUS Corp., operates three major customer experience, or CX, support centres in the U.S. The largest of them is the Las Vegas center, which has 1,000 seats and 100,000 sq. ft. of space. TELUS offers a wide range of customer support functions for corporate clients. It also designs, builds and delivers online customer solutions for global brands.

TELUS recently bulked up both its human and artificial intelligence capacity to support its U.S. operations. The company has vastly expanded its ability to do online content moderation to help corporate customers shield their brands from fake reviews, copyright infringement, false news and disturbing content. Telus teams of “digital first responders” are committed to keeping companies and individuals safe in the digital world.

In 2021, TELUS International acquired India-based Playment, a data annotation and computer vision company. Among other benefits, computer vision technology is being used to improve health care diagnostics, reduce banking fraud and enhance visual search features in e-commerce applications.

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Notes:
Top goods exports:
  • Mining and metals: $446 million
  • Electrical equipment and semiconductors: $191 million
  • Manufactured commodities: $129 million
Top services exports:
  • Transportation and travel: $213 million
  • Business and professional: $98 million
  • Financial and insurance: $60 million