ETF Region: North America A North American ETF, or exchange traded fund, is a type of investment fund that tracks a North American index. North American ETFs provide exposure to the stock markets of the United States and Canada. They are traded on major exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. North American ETFs offer investors a convenient way to access the North American stock market. They are also diversified, so they provide a way to reduce risk. North American ETFs can be found in a variety of sectors, including energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, materials, and consumer staples.