A great season for Greater Montréal!

Summer has been full of good news for Greater Montréal! The Montréal International (MI) team has been kept busy – to say the least – by world-class events, investment project announcements, and the arrival of a new international organization.

Successful recruiting mission

Getting the summer off to a good start, MI took part in a “Journées Québec “ recruiting mission in Paris and Brussels from May 31 to June 3, during which 15 companies held 1,283 hiring interviews to staff 280 positions. The results of this mission will be available early September.

European Business Network Congress

A team from MI attended the European Business Network Congress held at the end of June in Lleida, Spain. President and CEO Dominique Anglade gave a notable speech on Greater Montréal’s attractiveness to an audience of innovative young entrepreneurs.

Farnborough

MI also took part in the 49th Farnborough International Airshow, a major biennial event for the global aerospace industry, held July 14 to 20.

Four investment projects that MI has been hard at work on were publicly announced at the Airshow. These projects are expected to result in more than 500 high-quality jobs for Greater Montréal over three years, and represent an investment of around $100 million.  More specifically, FusiA, LTA Aerostructures and JetLine Aviation Services will open subsidiaries in Montréal, and Tech Mahindra will set up its Canadian headquarters in the city. These achievements are in addition to the arrival of Information and Communications Technologies firm StarDust, which was announced in June.

Future Earth

MI was also proud to announce at the beginning of July that Montréal will be one of the five global hubs of Future Earth. The presence of one of the administrative and decision-making hubs of this international program – which brings together thousands of the world’s leading researchers – will bolster the metropolis’ position as a recognized world leader in sustainable development and global environment change issues.

Further announcements concerning projects currently underway will of course be made at the appropriate time. No worries – we still managed to find a little time to take it easy this summer.  It’s just as well, as the autumn looks like it will be busy! In our next blog entry: what’s in store for Greater Montréal this autumn.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy what’s left of summer!

Philippe Valentine
Analyst, Economic Research

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