Agri-Food Transformation

Greater Montreal has a world-class agri-food industry focused on the processing and distribution of food and beverage products with the presence of global leaders such as Kraft, Saputo, Lassonde, Agropur, Olymel and Molson Coors.


Discover our Agri-food business case [PDF-6.3 Mo]


Top reasons to invest in food processing in Greater Montréal

A complete ecosystem

  • Access to abundant and high-quality raw agricultural products
  • 1,385 companies in the food processing sector
  • Many R&D and technology transfer centres
  • Industry 4.0 is growing

Qualified workers

  • Strong presence of specialized training centres that helps foster innovation
  • 26,800 specialists in food processing
  • More than 12,800 university students currently enrolled in a program related to food processing

Low costs

  • A 9% cost advantage over the average of North America’s largest metropolitan areas
  • Competitive salaries
  • Access to a reliable, renewable and affordable source of energy
  • An attractive tax treatment for the manufacturing industry sector

Strategic location

  • Access to more than 1 billion wealthy consumers thanks to CETA and NAFTA
  • A world-class logistics hub
  • High-quality transportation infrastructure
  • Seamless integration within North American distribution networks

A unique quality of life

  • Low cost of living
  • Affordable housing
  • Safe city
  • #1 city in the world for students
  • #2 city in the world for millennials
  • Gastronomic capital of North America

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