At the cutting edge of cyber-security

Cyber-security is a hot sector in Greater Montréal thanks to the city’s innovative business environment, huge pool of skilled workers and high-calibre university graduates.

All these factors make the city a perfect location for developing state-of-the-art solutions in the field. It’s not surprising that Montréal is now considered one of the best cities in the world to set up a business in this sector.

 

Industry sector data

3,000
cyber-security specialists
107,500
jobs in information and communications technologies (ICT)
5,240
ICT companies

Montréal is the place to be for foreign companies seeking an innovative workforce specialized in cyber-security.

Several Montréal universities have created programs to meet the growing demand for digital security specialists.

  1. The largest concentration of tech jobs in Canada
  2. High-calibre universities, research chairs and specialized training programs
  3. A welcoming business environment with a growing number of highly creative startups, developing AI-powered cybersecurity tools
  4. One of the top 10 countries in cyber-security
  5. The most competitive operating costs in North America for software development
  6. Advantageous tax credits

They chose Montréal

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“ Montréal possesses all the necessary qualities to support the success of cyber-security businesses. Its six universities contribute to a strong spirit of innovation in the city while, at the same time, supplying a steady stream of talented graduates from the many programs linked to cyber-security. ”

Alexis Dorais-Joncas

Director, ESET Montréal

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Project Director, Americas - Foreign Investments