Montreal Boroughs
Employment Information

Montreal boroughs employment is about career employment in our first four economic sectors described by NAICS Codes Canada and by Montreal City information.

The NAICS Codes Canada provides comparable statistical employment information on the Canadian, American and Mexican economies and the Montreal Agglomeration provides sectorial market profiles.

Sectorial market profiles about Montreal major economic sectors, about career employment in each of our major economic sectors along with job location montreal maps and lists of our most important employers.

The vast majority of career employment is located on the Island of Montreal where, for the first time in 2012, more than one million career jobs have been identified.

A career employment job search related first to health care, second to professional services, third to retail business and fourth to manufacturing. 


FIRST Career Employment Sector on the Island of Montreal

NAICS Code 62 - Health Care and Social Assistance (13.1%)

  • NAICS Code 621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services (22.4%)
  • NAICS Code 622 - Hospitals (44.7%)

Soins de santé et assistance sociale

  • NAICS Code 623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (13.8%)
  • NAICS Code 624 - Social Assistance (19.1%)

The Soins de santé et assistance sociale sector comprises establishments mainly engaged in:

  • Health care by diagnosis and treatment
  • Housing and food services, vocational rehabilitation and child care
  • Residential care for medical and social reasons
  • Social assistance such as counselling, welfare,child protection, community

A significant concentration in Montreal boroughs employment has been observed in the Ville-Marie borough.


SECOND Career Employment Sector on the Island of Montreal

NAICS Code 54 - Professional, Scientific and Technical  Services (10.7%)

  • NAICS Code 5411 - Legal Services (11.3%)
  • NAICS Code 5412 - Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookeeping, Payroll (10.1%)
  • NAICS Code 5413 - Architectural, Engineering and related services (16.7%)
  • NAICS Code 5414 - Specialized Design Services (4.9%)

Services professionnels, scientifiques et techniques

  • NAICS Code 5415 - Computer Systems Design and related services (26.2%)
  • NAICS Code 5416 - Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting (10.0%)
  • NAICS Code 5417 - Scientific Research and Development Services (7.5%)
  • NAICS Code 5418 - Advertising, Public Relations and related services (7.1%)
  • NAICS Code 5419 - Other Professionals Scientific and Technical Services (6.3%)

The establishments in the Services professionnels, scientifiques et techniques sector  are engaged in activities where the two most important characteristics are professional knowledge and competence.

Industries and establishments where equipment and materials are not the major factors and service providers who depend on the expertise they sell and on skills that usually require a university or college education and .

A significant concentration in Montreal boroughs employment has been observed in the Ville-Marie borough.


THIRD Career Employment Sector on the Island of Montreal

NAICS Code 44-45 - Retail Business 9.6%

  • NAICS Code 441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (6.6%)
  • NAICS Code 442 - Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores (4.6%)
  • NAICS Code 443 - Electronics and Appliance Stores (4.4%)
  • NAICS Code 444 - Building Material, Garden Equipement Supplies Dealers (3.8%)
  • NAICS Code 445 - Food and Beverages Stores (26.2%)
  • NAICS Code 446 - Health and Personal care Stores (11.2%)

Commerce de détail

  • NAICS Code 447 - Gasoline Stations (1.5%)
  • NAICS Code 448 - Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (19.4%)
  • NAICS Code 451 - Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book and Music Stores (4.7%)
  • NAICS Code 452 - General Merchandise Stores (10.1%)
  • NAICS Code 453 - Miscellaneous Store Retailers (5.1%)
  • NAICS Code 454 - Non-store Retailers (2.4%)

A Commerce de détail sector that comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing merchandise. The retailing process being the final step in the distribution of merchandise and composed of two main retailers types, store and non-store retailers.

Store retailers operate on locations designed to attract a large number of customers while non-store retailers operate in establishments engaged in home delivery of various products. 

A significant concentration in Montreal boroughs employment has been observed in the Ville-Marie borough.


FOURTH Career Employment Sector on the Island of Montreal

NAICS Code 31-33 - Manufacturing (9.6%)

  • NAICS Code 311 - Food Manufacturing (12,5%)
  • NAICS Code 312 - Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (3,0%)
  • NAICS Code 313 - Textiles Mills (1,3%)
  • NAICS Code 314 - Textiles Products Mills(0,8%)
  • NAICS Code 315 - Clothing Manufacturing (6,9%)
  • NAICS Code 316 -Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing  (0,8%)
  • NAICS Code 321 - Wood Product Manufacturing (0,9%)
  • NAICS Code 322 - Paper Manufacturing (4,2%)
  • NAICS Code 323 - Printing and Related Support Activities (6,7%)
  • NAICS Code 324 - Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing (1,2%)

Fabrication

  • NAICS Code 325 - Chemical Manufacturing (7,6%)
  • NAICS Code 326 - Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing (4,3%)
  • NAICS Code 327 - Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (2,1%)
  • NAICS Code 331 - Primary Metal Manufacturing (2,2%)
  • NAICS Code 332 - Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (5,9%)
  • NAICS Code 333 - Machinery Manufacturing (7,0%)
  • NAICS Code 334 - Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (5,8%)
  • NAICS Code 335 - Electrical Equipment, Appliance, Component Manufacturing (3,3%)
  • NAICS Code 336 - Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (14,8%)
  • NAICS Code 337 - Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3,2%)
  • NAICS Code 339 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing (5,5%)

The Fabrication sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the chemical, mechanical or physical transformation of materials and/or substances into new and various products.

Products that may be ready to use or be consumed or semi-finished products used as raw material and establishments known as plants, factories or mills.

A significant concentration in Montreal boroughs employment has been observed in the Saint-Laurent borough.


OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation - City of Talent Montreal

Montreal Boroughs Employment by Rachel Louise Barry