The Benefits of Investing in Québec
Proximity to the United States
- Québec is strategically located, close to major North American cities and represents a market of over 450 million consumers.
- Under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Canada and the United States in 1989 and the later North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, 1994), Québec is a full-fledged member of the major business and commercial networks of North America.
- Aircraft and aircraft engines, newsprint and aluminum together make up more than 20% of Québec's exports.
Québec sends near than 70% of its exports to the United States.
Exports of goods from Quebec in 2010
Share of total exports (%)
Source: Le calepin, Le commerce extérieur du Québec, MDEIE, April 2011