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A leadership role

Québec's aluminium industry has been excelling for over a century.

A key industry sector for Québec:

  • Ranked 1st in North America and 4th worldwide in primary aluminium production
  • 2.8 million tons in 2016, nearly 90% of Canada's production
  • $8 billion in exports
  • 30 000 quality jobs in nearly 1 500 businesses

Your business partner

Québec is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to build an aluminium smelter from A to Z using mostly domestic goods and services.

A world-class value chain:

  • Aluminium processors
  • Equipment manufacturers and specialized suppliers
  • Primary aluminium producers
  • Innovators
  • Industry organizations

Québec has adapted remarkably well to the constant growth of the industry:

  • Equipment manufacturers and specialized suppliers draw on their internationally recognized expertise to meet the needs of primary aluminium producers and aluminium processors.
  • Aluminium processors generate countless types of finished and semi-finished products for a multitude of industries.
  • The know-how and innovative nature of Québec's researchers and entrepreneurs can be seen in products by major manufacturers and aluminium smelters worldwide.

Capitalize on Québec products and services to bring your projects to fruition!

A forward-thinking strategy

Québec is the first jurisdiction to implement a comprehensive strategy for the growth and expansion of its aluminium industry.

Québec's aluminium strategy:

  • $33 million for its implementation (2018–2021)
  • Includes ambitious objectives, notably to double aluminium processing in Québec over the next ten years
  • Aims for Québec to be globally recognized for:
    • The expertise and innovative character of its value chain
    • Its leadership role in low carbon footprint primary aluminium production

Last update: September 27 2018

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

© Gouvernement du Québec, 2020


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