The Québec aerospace industry: a source of pride

In 2017:

  • 40,700 jobs
  • 193 companies
  • $14.4 billion in annual sales

The aerospace industry is a great source of pride for Québec. Having accomplished much and established a strong reputation within Canada and on the world stage, the industry showcases Québec’s know-how and its ability to carve out a place for itself in the high-tech sector.

Planning for a successful tomorrow

Québec has built an impressive aerospace industry that plays a key role on the global stage. The Government of Québec intends to leverage its outstanding results so as to ensure future success.

By adopting the 2016–2026 Québec Aerospace Strategy and allocating substantial resources to it, the government is looking to maintain Québec’s aerospace industry as one of the most innovative, competitive, and diversified in the world.

The 2016–2026 québec aerospace strategy is accompanied by the 2016–2021 financial framework, which sets out the measures implemented over a five-year horizon and clarifies how these will be funded.

Four priorities

The 2016–2026 Québec Aerospace Strategy revolves around four priorities aimed at making the most of Québec’s current assets and the growth opportunities emerging from the changing global market.

10 Objectives:

Priority 1: Strengthen and diversify the industry structure

  1. Attract prime contractors and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers
  2. Promote and reinforce the security and defense sectors
  3. Develop the UAV sector and civil UAV applications

Priority 2: Bolster industry growth: support projects and invest in the workforce

  1. Support projects
  2. Invest in the workforce

Priority 3: Assist SMEs in their development

  1. Encourage SMEs to make the transition to Industry 4.0
  2. Encourage mergers and acquisitions
  3. Boost exports

Priority 4: Promote innovation

  1. Stimulate the development of new products and methods
  2. Foster innovation within SMEs

Extensive industry consultation

The 2016–2026 Québec Aerospace Strategy is based on extensive industry consultation.

Industry stakeholders were given the opportunity to contribute at every phase of the strategy’s development.