Business International


Business international in Montreal is about new international markets, new opportunities and new businesses. We create local resources, we improve, we expand.

International business is the exchange of goods and services between two or more countries while world market and business is buying and selling goods and services all over the world. Global is synonymous to worldwide and globalisation is a process based on international trade and investment.

Either way, in Montreal and according to Statistics Canada "When compared with Canadian based corporations, foreign controlled companies offer higher productivity performance, higher wages and improved chance of having a R&D centre".

International Business and Trade


Foreign entrepreneurs and businesses can incorporate as a subsidiary corporation for their Canadian operations or, they may chose to carry on business in Canada through a branch office.

Foreign companies and organisations that become part of our Montreal world market and that contribute to the improvement of our workforce, our skill formation and training and our competitiveness, especially in our main business sectors.

  • Aerospace
  • Agri-Food Transformation
  • Aluminium
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clean technology
  • Energy
  • Fashion
  • Film and Television
  • Financial Services
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate

As reported by Montréal International there are more than 1,200 US international companies established in Greater Montreal, more than 800 European companies and an increasing number of world renowned companies from Asia.

A career jobs world market with a total of more than 165,000 international jobs and 100,000 indirect jobs opportunities created by international companies and organisations established in many of the business areas of Greater Montreal.

Business International Jobs 


The Greater Montreal area entertains unique international relations with the United States of America. U.S. top business companies are the source of nearly half of all the international businesses and all the career jobs provided by all the international companies established in Canada and in several other countries.

The State of New York is the source of the largest number of foreign facilities in Greater Montreal, followed by the state of California with its largest U.S. economy and population. Next come the states of Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas.

Business International Markets


Greater Montreal has also become a destination of choice for many European international companies interested in establishing their activities and business organisations in North America. 

As a result, France has become the second most important country of origin of all the French international companies that are now deep-rooted in many of the Greater Montreal areas.

The United Kingdom is the third most important country of origin of international businesses established in Greater Montreal, especially in finance, aerospace and metals. Greater Montreal is also increasingly popular among Asian companies.

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Business International by Rachel Louise Barry