The aluminium sector is an industry of strategic significance for the province of Québec and has a major economical impact.
Thanks to an annual production of 2.8 million tons of aluminium and with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, Québec is a top-tier worldwide exporter. Of the total 38,000 jobs in Québec’s aluminium industry, 80% (29,800) are allocated in the 1,734 processing companies, whose turnover amounts to $11.6B.
Benefiting from a multisectoral economy (transport, construction, infrastructure, aerospace, packaging, etc.), Québec’s aluminium industry is made up of international caliber companies as well as an important network of research and development in aluminium, thanks to seven state-of-the-art research centres and companies where innovation is a common value.
This description of Québec’s aluminium ecosystem would not be complete without the mention of contractors, prescribers and users who chose to integrate aluminium in their finished products, such as buildings, automobile lightering, infrastructures or urban furniture, etc.