Aluminium is lightweight, malleable and durable. Infinitely recyclable, it’s also a very eco-friendly material. And, better yet, it’s abundant in Québec.
Québec's aluminium industry has existed for more than a century. It’s a sector that has developed significantly, particularly over the last 20 years, in which time it experienced continuous growth.
The aluminium industry provides 30,000 quality jobs and is of strategic importance to Québec. Thanks to a major provincial action plan introduced in 2015 and growing demand, its future is bright.
Thanks to its ready access to hydroelectric power, the greenest renewable energy in the world, Québec produces aluminium that is durable, respectful of the environment and mindful of its impact on climate.
Québec boasts nine major aluminium smelters operated by three main groups: Alcoa Canada, Rio Tinto and Aluminerie Alouette, which are among the largest in the world. Together, Québec’s aluminium smelters account for over 65% of North America’s primary aluminium production.
Aluminium produced in Québec drives booming sectors, such as construction, transportation and machinery. The value of converted aluminium as manufactured products tops $5 billion.
Québec doesn’t only produce aluminium: it invests in research and development activities to support even more growth and ensure the sector remains at the cutting edge of technology.
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.