Aluminum 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 aluminum 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.
Aluminum provides 30,000 quality jobs in nearly 1,500 businesses and is, therefore, a strategic Québec industry. 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 aluminum that is durable, respectful of the environment and mindful of its impact on climate.
Québec boasts eight major aluminum smelters, including Alcoa, Rio Tinto Alcan and Alouette, which are among the largest in the world. Together, they account for 60% of aluminum production in North America.
Aluminum produced in Québec drives booming sectors, such as construction, transportation and machinery. The value of converted aluminum as manufactured products tops $5 billion.
Québec doesn’t only produce aluminum: 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.
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