Quebec’s aerospace sector includes some 210 companies, including close to 190 small or medium-sized enterprises. Together, these companies post sales of $13.8 billion and employ 41,750 people. The sector is Canada’s leading aerospace hub, accounting for 70% of R&D, 55% of sales and 50% of the sectoral workforce. In this field, Quebec ranks fifth in the world in terms of jobs, behind the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Germany. More than 80% of Quebec’s production is exported.
The Montréal Metropolitan Region is home to one of the world’s largest aerospace centres, together with Seattle and Toulouse. The CMA is one of the few places in the world where almost all of an aircraft’s components can be purchased within a radius of 30 km.
Source: Ministère des Finances et de l’Économie du Québec (MFÉQ), 2014
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