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Doors now open to Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère in Quebec City

News - Today marks the launch of a world-class aviation facility in Quebec City. The Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, located near Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, offers a full range of services related to the helicopter industry, while setting out to make its mark as a new tourist destination unlike any other on the market. The new complex, which is now open to the public, features a breathtaking Discovery Space for visitors of all ages that offers high-performance flight simulators, helicopters on display and interactive ways to discover the helicopter universe.

Ten projects in Québec City region receive support from Government of Canada

News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that 10 businesses in the Québec City region have been granted financial assistance to support their commercialization efforts. This assistance, which totals $2,121,000, has been awarded in the form of repayable financial contributions through Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development Program.

Offering "Express Entry" to Qualified Economic Immigrants - Actively Recruiting Talented Newcomers For the Benefit of Canada's Economy

News - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada's active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called "Express Entry." Set to launch in January 2015, "Express Entry" is a major step forward in the transformation of Canada's immigration system into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada's economic and labour needs.

The Entrepreneurs: PetalMD prognosis good

News - Patrice Gilbert was convinced that the free network of online time management and communication services for physicians he launched four years ago would be a hit with Canadian doctors.

Quebec International marks its anniversary with a successful year

Press releases - Quebec International made public today its annual activity report for 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the Quebec City-based economic development agency. The report describes the initiatives undertaken by Quebec International’s professional staff in the areas of economic promotion, investment attraction, international recruitment, entrepreneurship/innovation support and the development of excellence hubs whose economic benefits are valued at nearly $205 million.

Merck Canada announces $2-million grant to support personalized treatment in cancer

News - At the 6th Annual National Conference to Defeat Cancer, organized by Coalition Priorité Cancer, Merck Canada reinforced the company's continued commitment to the Quebec life sciences research innovation sector by announcing a $2-million grant to the Quebec - Consortium de recherche en oncologie clinique (Q-CROC).

Commendations: National Optics Institute (INO): The leader in generating technological innovation in Canada

News - Still buzzing from the festivities surrounding its 25th anniversary, National Optics Institute (INO) is proud to announce it has been recognized not once but twice in a study commissioned by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).

KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014: Quebec City ranked #1 worldwide among similarly-sized cities

Press releases - According to the results of KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014 released this morning, the Quebec City metropolitan region ranks #1 worldwide among urban areas with 500,000 to two million inhabitants. Overall, business location costs are 9.3% lower in Quebec City in relation to the US average. This is a net improvement from 2012, when this cost advantage was 5.8%.

Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

News - The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios including DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital and Blizzard Entertainment. The event is co-organized by Pixel Quebec and TECHNOCompetences with additional support from Ville de Quebec, Telefilm Canada and College Bart.

TELUS Adds Bench Strength to its Security and Risk Management Technologies With Acquisition of Groupe Enode Inc.

News - TELUS is acquiring Enode, a Quebec City-based security IT firm specializing in providing businesses and government agencies with cutting-edge technologies and services for security and risk management. Enode's skilled professionals and technologies will be integrated into TELUS Security Solutions activities beginning April 1. This acquisition will enhance TELUS Security Solution's end-to-end provision of IT security for businesses in Quebec and across Canada while also protecting its customers' digital data from security threats.

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