Information and communication technologies
Telecommunications: Businesses and talent galore


An illustration reading “38,000 jobs in 2013 at nearly 500 companies”Québec is home to one of the largest ICT clusters in North America. Telecommunica­tions businesses are a big part of this strong, well-established sector.

 

  • 38,000 jobs in 2013
  • At nearly 500 companies
  • $12 billion in revenue

 

Remarkable business opportunities for equipment manufacturers

A number of key industry players are present in Québec, including BCE Open a new window, Cogeco Open a new window, Rogers Open a new window, Telus Open a new window and Videotron Open a new window. These telephony service providers are a big reason why the sector is so strong—not only because they provide top-quality services, but also because they need equipment to run their businesses. That makes for plenty of great opportunities for Québec’s equipment manufacturers!

 

Small and large businesses share the same playing field

Québec’s vigorous telecommunications sector has a significant advantage: there’s room for big and small companies alike. Large multinationals like Ericsson Open a new window, Matrox Open a new window, Grass Valley Open a new window (a Belden Brand) and Tata Communications Open a new windowrub shoulders with innovative, fast-moving SMBs like Accedian Networks Open a new window, Aldea Solutions Open a new window, Genetec Open a new window, GUAVUS Open a new windowHaivision Open a new window, and SDP Open a new window, which could well be on their way to becoming the big players of tomorrow.

 

Technologies for major broadcasters

Grass Valley Open a new windowis a world leader in HD audio and video communication systems for the broadcasting industry. Its client base includes prestigious networks like BBC Open a new window, China Central Television Open a new window , Disney , Fox Open a new window and PBS Open a new window .

 

Montréal: A great place to do R&D

Ericsson Open a new windowinvests more in R&D in Canada than any other company. Operating on a global scale, it tests and supports wireless networks and multimedia services for advanced users. It was in Montréal that Ericsson Open a new windowchose to establish its second-largest R&D centre.

 

A network with lightning-speed capabilities

CANARIE Open a new windowis Canada's advanced research and innovation network. Established in 1993, CANARIE supplies and manages an ultra-high-speed network, much faster than the Internet, which facilitates research and innovation across the country.

 

An abundance of engineers at your service!

Québec is home to a plethora of engineering firms whose ranks include big names like AECOM, CIMA+, Norda Stelo, Stantec and WSP Group. The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Open a new windowalone has over 63,000 members. The Association des firmes de génie-conseil - Québec (AFG) Open a new window(French website) represents 41 member firms and some 15,000 employees working all across Québec.

 

Workers for today and tomorrow

Every year, Québec’s universities and specialized schools train some 4,000 new engineers and scientists, along with some 800 technicians and 900 operators and assemblers. We’ve got every trade, occupation and profession covered!

 

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Benoît Larouche

Director, Business Development, New York

212 843-0976