Québec City is making it big in innovation, with technologies and approaches that are revolutionizing a number of fields. This prolific sector receives support from renowned research centres, succeeds in a competitive business environment, and is powered by an abundant, highly skilled workforce.

Sector Key Figures


  • 540 companies (optics/photonics, geospatial technology, digital arts, interactive entertainment and video games, software development, electronics)
  • 65 research centres, chairs, groups, and institutes
  • 19,000 jobs, including 2,000 research jobs


  • 52 compagnies
  • 19 research centres, chairs, groups and laboratories
  • 3,125 direct jobs


  • 30 compagnies
  • 10 research groups and chairs
  • 800 jobs, with 130 in research alone
  • 34,900 graduates in geospatial-related fields

Events in the TIC, Electronics, Optics/Photonics

  • NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community
  • 15th Canadian Number Theory Association Conference (CNTA XV), 2018
  • International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computer and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), 2018 
  • 20th ISMAR Conference -  International Society of Magnetic Resonance, 2017
  • 12th IWA Specialized Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation, 2017
  • International Conference on Image Processing, 2015
  • IEEE-International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014


  • ETOP (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics), 2019
  • Photonics North 2019
  • A04ELT6 (Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes) 2019
  • Workshop on Information Optics, 2018
  • ISNOG (International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses) 2018
  • 12th International Conference on Optical Probes of Organic and Hybrid Semi Conductors, 2017

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