If you are planning to invest in this leading-edge industry, you will find optimum conditions for doing so in Québec:
Internationally, the Greater Montréal region is considered one of the major world centres for aeronautics, on the same level as Seattle and Toulouse.
Indeed 60% of overall Canadian aerospace industry production takes place in Québec, where sales reached some CDN$12.4 billion in 2009.
The prominence of this industry is reflected in the presence here of major prime contractors and technical centres such as Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce Canada, as well as world-class manufacturers like GE Canada, Héroux-Devtek, Lockheed Martin, MDA Space, Esterline CMC Electronics, Messier-Dowty and Thales Avionics.
In addition, the Canadian Space Agency has its headquarters in Québec, and is the site of important R&D initiatives in space technology, key among them the development of robotic arms (Canadarm) for space shuttles and International Space Station.
"At GE Aviation in Bromont, we have been able to mobilize our workforce for projects that are important for the company's growth. We're capitalizing on one of the greatest competitive advantages that Québec offers in emerging sectors like ours: a qualified, stable labour pool that is able to innovate." - Philippe Simonato, Manager of the GE Aviation plant in Bromont, 2010
Your company is growth-minded. Expand your horizons in Québec.
Last update: July 2010