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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.

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

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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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