Why Québec?

Support over 2,000 metal fabrication & welding companies servicing Québec's sectors

The fabricated metal product manufacturing industry is present in all spheres of economic activity in Québec. Machine shops account for approximately 35% while manufacturers of architectural and structural metal products made up about 30%. Opportunities are plentiful for suppliers to support the shops servicing Québec’s varied industry sectors.




  • One of the world’s top three aeronautics hubs
  • Over 250 companies, employing 40,000 people
  • Grossing $15.5 billion in 2015, 80% exported internationally

Top companies: Bell Helicopter     Bombardier   CAE   Canadian Space Agency   Esterline CMC Electronics   GE Aviation   Héroux-Devtek   Lockheed Martin   MDA   Messier-Dowty   Pratt & Whitney  Rheinmetall   Rolls-Royce  Stelia Aerospace   Thales Avionics



  • Major producer of automotive parts
  • Supply of parts and systems to assembly plants in the northeastern United States
  • 650 companies and over 31,000 workers

Top companies: BRP   Bombardier Transportation   BRP   Deutschman Design   FPInnovations   Kargo   Lito Green Motion   Micro Bird    MG Surface Motrec International   Nova Bus   Paccar   Précicad   SCP 89     Volvo   Wattman Trains & Trams



  • 2,200 agri-food businesses, employing almost 65,000 workers
  • $24 billion in annual shipments
  • Dairy products and meats account for over 40% of total shipments

Top companies: Agropur   Bridor   Cargill   Coca-Cola   ConAgra Foods   Danone   Dare Goods     DuBreton   Frito-Lay   Kraft Canada  Krispy Kernels    Labatt Breweries    Leclerc Biscuits    Maple Leaf Foods   Molson Coors   Parmalat   Pepsi   Saputo   Weston



  • Wide range of biopharma­ceutical manufacturing activities
  • Over 30 manufacturers producing a vast array of drugs

Top companies: Alexion/Enobia  Analogic   Angiochem   Bayer   BD   Galderma   GlaxoSmithKline   Medicago   Medtronic   Merck   Mitsubishi   Pfizer   Pharmascience   Roche Diagnostics   Sandoz   Tyco Healthcare   Vertex   Zimmer



  • One of the industry’s largest hubs in the world
  • Main activities: semiconductors, assembly services, specialized circuits and systems for design, inspection and manufacturing

Top companies: Averna Technologies   C-MAC   Esterline CMC Electronics   Excelitas Technologies Gentec    IBM   Matrox   MPB Technologies     Octasic Teledyne DALSA     Varitron Technologogies



  • 25 mines in production
  • 350 surface mineral mining operations in progress
  • $8.7 billion in mineral shipments in 2014
  • Canada’s biggest producer of iron and zinc
  • Second-largest producer of gold

Top companies: ArcelorMittal   Century Global     Cliffs Natural Resources     Glencore   Goldcorp    Iamgold   Osisko Mining   Québec Cartier Mining   Rio Tinto Alcan   Royal Nickel Corporation   SOQUEM   Tata Steel