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Think Montréal to support a carbon-neutral economy

Greater Montréal’s cleantech industry is thriving as the region is taking concrete actions to accelerate the ecological transition. With countless research hubs and industries committed to reducing their carbon footprint, Montréal is attracting a growing number of foreign companies that are bringing more eco-responsible technologies and solutions to the table.


Building a sustainable economy that benefits everyone

Setting up shop in Montréal means being part of a community that makes smart energy choices and prioritizes sustainable development.

In Québec, more than 99% of electricity comes from clean, renewable sources. And Montréal has many assets to help make your sustainable business goals a reality.


  • More than 200 cleantech research groups
  • World-renowned artificial intelligence expertise
  • High-calibre universities
  • Operating costs among the most competitive in North America
  • Countless financial initiatives to support the ecological transition
  • Several specialized venture capital funds
  • Sustainable finance centre
Think Montréal
to drive transportation forward
véhicules électriques


Electric vehicles

Known internationally for its light rail and subway manufacturing, Québec is also leading the way in the design and production of electric vehicles, from buses and light trucks to emergency vehicles and more.

Greater Montréal has developed leading-edge expertise across the entire electric mobility value chain: active materials and components, battery manufacturing, integration, recycling, recharging solutions and more.

Québec is Canada’s epicentre for transportation electrification

in electric vehicle adoption
charging stations, the largest network in the country
in GDP


Sustainable aviation

As a global hub for aerospace and a major decision-making centre for civil aviation, Greater Montréal is constantly working on new initiatives to develop the aviation of tomorrow.

The region is innovating every day to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint, from developing a hybrid-electric aircraft engine and manufacturing adapted batteries to developing and marketing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

Aviation durable

YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel

A prime site for companies in aeronautics, aerospace, and transportation electrification.

  • 400 ha of land available for industrial and aeronautics development
  • An Innovation / Transport electrification zone
  • International airport with 24/7 all-cargo service
  • More than 8,000 workers on-site
Think Montréal
to develop smarter buildings
décarbonation des bâtiments

Decarbonizing buildings

Montréal is committed to developing carbon-neutral buildings across the region, researching and implementing concrete solutions to transform the city and surrounding region.

Drawing on its expertise in artificial intelligence and advanced materials, Montréal is developing innovative technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings while prioritizing the use of low-carbon, recycled and bio-sourced construction materials.

Think Montréal
to reinvent the way we grow food


Greater Montréal is leveraging cutting-edge technologies to build a more sustainable and resilient agriculture system. From intelligent agriculture and agricultural biotechnology to automation and vertical farms, the fields of innovation are endless.

The region also boasts an excellence hub. With over 250 members and partners, including several research centers, L’Assomption’s Agtech Zone offers an innovative business environment to develop the new agriculture.

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Cleantech industry sector

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Actors of change

A thriving ecosystem

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Contact our experts

Alexandre Lagarde

Vice President, Foreign Investment