Montreal World Business

Montreal world business is about new markets, new opportunities and new international businesses. We create local resources, we improve, we expand.

The globalization or, better still, the interaction of people, companies and governments from different countries is driven by international business and trade as well as by the international investments included in investment portfolios.

According to Statistics Canada "When compared with Canadian based corporations, foreign controlled companies offer higher productivity performance, higher wages and improved chance of having a R&D centre".

International Investments

Foreign international controlled firms play an important role in our Montreal world business and market investment.

International companies and organisations that contribute to the improvement of our workforce and our competitiveness, especially in our most important international business sectors.

  • Aerospace
  • Agri-Food Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clean Technologies
  • Energy
  • Film and Television
  • Finances
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Life Sciences and Health Technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation and Logistics

As reported by Montréal International there are more than 1,200 US international companies established in Greater Montreal, more than 800 European companies and an increasing number of world-renowned companies from Asia.

A jobs world market with a total of more than 165,000 international jobs and 100,000 indirect career jobs created by international companies and organizations established in the Montreal business area.

Montreal International Investments

According to the Canadian Encyclopedia,  "Canada and the United States have one of the world's unique relationships: two sovereign states, occupying the bulk of North America and sharing the world's longest undefended border, each reliant on the other for trade, continental security and prosperity. "

The Greater Montreal area entertains unique international relations with the United States of America. U.S. top business companies are the source of nearly half of all the international businesses and all the career jobs provided by all the international companies established in Canada and in several other countries.

The State of New York is the source of the largest number of foreign facilities established in Greater Montreal , followed by the state of California with its largest U.S. economy and population. Next come the states ofIllinois, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas.

Montreal World Business Profiles

Greater Montréal has also become a destination of choice for many European international companies interested in establishing their activities and business organizations in North America. 

As a result, France has become the second most important country of origin of all the French international companies that are  now deep-rooted in the Greater Montreal area.

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishing and distribution companies, established its main production studio in Montréal in 1997, followed by  other major French companies such as Danone Canada headquartered in France but originally founded in Montreal in 1930 by Jules Delisle.

Also established in Montreal is Sanofi Canada, the Canadian affiliate of Sanofi, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies and Transdev, a public transport innovator. Both companies are headquartered in France.

The United Kingdom is the third most important country of origin of international businesses established in Greater Montréal, especially in finance, aerospace and metals. English companies such the Rolls-Royce Group focused on world-class power and propulsion systems and headquarted in London, England.

Greater Montréal is also increasingly popular among Asian companies.

In recent years, the Greater Montreal area has welcomed a number of world-renowned companies such as Eidos Montreal, a Canadian video game development studio owned by Square Enix Europe, a subsidiary of Square Enix headquartered in Japan.  

Montreal also welcomed Fujitsu Canada,  a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company also headquartered in Japan.

Jubilant-Draximage dedicated to Nuclear Medicine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jubilant Pharma and Jubilant Life Sciences headquartered in India, and Tata Communications, a provider of « a New World of Communications » is headquartered in Mumbai and Singapore.

Montreal World Business by Rachel Louise Barry - 2017