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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ESET
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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