A number of key industry players are present in Québec, including BCE , Cogeco , Rogers , Telus and Videotron . 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!
Québec’s vigorous telecommunications sector has a significant advantage: there’s room for big and small companies alike. Large multinationals like Ericsson , Matrox , Grass Valley (a Belden Brand) and Tata Communications rub shoulders with innovative, fast-moving SMBs like Accedian Networks , Aldea Solutions , Genetec , GUAVUS , Haivision , and SDP , which could well be on their way to becoming the big players of tomorrow.
Technologies for major broadcasters
Grass Valley is a world leader in HD audio and video communication systems for the broadcasting industry. Its client base includes prestigious networks like BBC , China Central Television , Disney , Fox and PBS .
Montréal: A great place to do R&D
Ericsson invests 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 chose to establish its second-largest R&D centre.
A network with lightning-speed capabilities
CANARIE is 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.
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 alone has over 61,000 members, more than 25% of all of Canada’s engineers. The Association des firmes de génie-conseil - Québec (AFG) (French website) represents 41 member firms and some 15,000 employees working all across Québec.
Every year, Québec’s universities and specialized schools train over 3,600 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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