Over 196,000 persons work in information and communication technologies (ICT) in Québec! Nearly half of them are employed by ICT-centred businesses, in such fields as software development, microelectronics, multimedia, optics-photonics, consulting services, telecommunications and cloud services. As a major player in North America’s ICT industry and a neighbour to the United States, Québec has access to an enormous market with over 480 million consumers.
Québec has earned a reputation for its innovative flair and a hugely creative workforce. Many renowned businesses have set up operations in Québec so they can be where the action is. Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Google, IBM and Teledyne DALSA are just a few examples.
Québec’s 280 software publishers generate annual revenues of over $1.7 billion. One of the characteristics of the Québec industry is that inventive, up-and-coming SMBs share the playing field with long-established, globally recognized giants: proof positive that there’s plenty of room for everyone.
For several decades, Québec has enjoyed an enviable reputation for its work in optics-photonics. Its talented workforce is known not only for advanced expertise, but also for a remarkable ability to innovate.
Spurred on by highly skilled workers with lots of good ideas to share, Québec’s telecommunications industry has the business environment it needs to prosper.
With its cool climate and a geographic location that protects it from natural disasters, Québec is an ideal location for data centres. Companies can also count on abundant, reliable and affordable sources of energy.
Every year, more than 4,000 students graduate in computer science, engineering and communications from Québec’s universities.
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