Quebec: the french capital of North America
Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the eleventh largest city and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Canada, and one of the oldest cities in North America, founded by European settlers. The city’s climate is best described as humid continental.
Most jobs in Quebec City are concentrated in public administration, defense, services, trade, transportation, and tourism. As the provincial capital, the city is a regional administration and service center: the provincial government is the largest employer.
The service industry is the predominant economic driver, representing 81.3% of the total regional GDP. The main sectors of activity in the metropolitan area of Quebec City are finance, insurance, public administration, health, and social services.
Why choose Quebec?
The city has several economic players including the Quebec Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie de Québec), bringing together approximately 4,500 members from different industries.
Quebec City is home to the head offices of top-tier companies including Industrielle Alliance, SSQ, Financial Group, and Union Canadienne in the insurance sector. It is also home to Rothmans and Benson & Hedges cigarette manufacturers.
Notable city monuments include the Château Frontenac hotel which dominates the skyline and the Citadel of Quebec. It is a fortress that forms the centerpiece of the walls surrounding the old town and includes a secondary royal residence. The National Assembly of Quebec (provincial legislature), The Quebec Museum of Fine Arts (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec) and the Museum of Civilization (Musée de la civilisation) can also be found in or near Old Quebec.