Québec has invested heavily in postsecondary education, achieving one of the highest graduation rates in OECD countries.
Québec is home to a large number of engineering firms, including some of the biggest names around: AECOM , Ausenco , CIMA+ , Roche , Stantec et WSP Group , to name just a few. Over 60,000 engineers are members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec , representing nearly 25% of all Canadian engineers.
More than 3,600 workers in Québec specialize in industrial design. In 2004, the International Council of Design (ico-D) chose Montréal as the site for its global headquarters. Université de Montréal even offers a graduate diploma in transportation equipment design.
Companies operating in Québec can obtain financial assistance from Emploi-Québec (French website), a government agency that promotes workforce development and manpower training.