Over 196,000 people 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, cloud computing services and artificial intelligence. 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 close to 500 million consumers.
Québec has earned a reputation for its innovative flair and hugely creative workforce. It's no wonder the biggest names in the ICT industry such as Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Google, IBM and Teledyne DALSA have set up operations here.
You will find the largest concentration of AI researchers in the world and the most famous pioneering figures right here in Montréal. Our city has indeed become a global hub of AI research.
What makes our software industry so unique 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.
Backed by a qualified workforce, Québec’s microelectronics industry is known for its outsourcing services, extensive network of universities and strong R&D sector. That’s why so many major players have decided to set up operations here.
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, math, engineering and communications from Québec’s universities.
As you set up your business in Québec, we will be at your side every step of the way, providing financial products geared to your needs. We can also help you develop strategic partnerships with other Québec companies and carry out major projects right here.
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