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The Ministry's mission is to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, export trade and investment. It also advises the Government with a view to favouring economic development in every region of Québec, in a perspective of:

  • job creation;
  • economic prosperity;
  • sustainable development.

Quebec's economy

An innovative, competitive Québec that creates wealth for all

Doing business in Québec

This section focuses, in particular, on legislation and regulations governing business hours, and programs intended to guide enterprises outside Québec and support them in pursuing or expanding their operations in Québec.

Upholstery materials and upholstered items

Consult this section to obtain the relevant information on upholstery permits and the labelling of upholstered items intended for upholsterers, manufacturers and retail buyers.

Cooperatives : the Québec model

Cooperatives and mutual societies are already present in a number of sectors of activity and are stakeholders in various networks. They occupy a prominent position in the Québec economy.

Directories of Québec firms

These reference tools enable you to consult a list of businesses active in a specific sector in order to target potential partners.

A word about the department

This section presents certain strategies published by the department and lists its ministers.


This section presents the policies that the department publishes, which clarify its activities and define its priorities.

Industry sectors

This section provides information and gives you access to all of the documents listed on the site in each sector of activity in Québec.


Last update: January 22 2021

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

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