Ground transportation
A solid, dynamic industry

Ground transportation companies in Québec operate in a wide variety of fields, including commercial vehicles, recreational and specialty vehicles, automobiles, rail transportation and electric mobility.


An illustration reading “620 companies, 32,000 employees” Some 620 ground transportation companies of all sizes operate in Québec.


Global leaders such as Bombardier Transportation, Nova Bus, Paccar and Prévost Car are supported by a wide array of dynamic SMBs.


The industry employs over 32,000 qualified workers.


An industry focused on the future

The outlook for this industry is excellent worldwide and especially in North America, where major projects continue to be launched. Why not take advantage of these business opportunities?


  • Montréal is set to build a 67-km automated electric-rail transit system by the end of 2020, the world’s third largest fully automated network after Dubai's metro and Vancouver's SkyTrain.
  • Plans have been announced to develop high-speed train corridors to the United States.
  • Numerous ground transportation electrification projects are under way in Québec, while others are under study.

Many hybrid vehicles and specialized electric vehicles are now manufactured in Québec:


A skilled workforce

By investing heavily in postsecondary education, Québec has expanded access and achieved one of the highest graduation rates in OECD countries. Companies can draw from an impressive pool of qualified engineers, with over 60,000 among the ranks of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec alone.

One innovation leads to another!

Since Québec’s transportation industry boasts major innovative players in a number of key sectors, collaborative efforts are easier to initiate, encouraging the development of cutting-edge solutions. One example is
Dassault Systèmes Open a new window, which has developed a 3D modelling platform that allows manufacturers to create virtual prototypes of vehicle parts before undertaking their actual design. In this way, they are able to design parts that integrate seamlessly with each other and create high-performance vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of market needs.


Why choose Québec?