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CARTaGENE project seeks 4,000 more participants

News - Launched in 2007, CARTaGENE is an ongoing science project to create a province-wide genetic map with a bank of biological samples collected from Quebecers between age 40 and 69 in six regions: Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Saguenay and Sherbrooke.

Government of Canada lends support to Les Industries et Équipements Laliberté Ltd for productivity improvements

News - Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis–Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that Les Industries et Équipements Laliberté (IEL) Ltd has been granted financial assistance to boost its production capabilities and competitiveness.

Small cap builds on recovering U.S. construction marke

News - The U.S. economy is back in building mode and that’s generating a much-needed boost for investors in steel fabrication company Canam Group Inc. Shares in Saint-Georges, Que.-based company, which designs and manufactures steel components for bridges and building structures such as the retractable roof at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, are up more than 65 per cent over the past year.

Quebec shipyard wins $6.5-million contract from Ottawa to refit coast guard ship

News - A Quebec shipyard has been awarded a $6.5-million contract by the federal government for refit work on the Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The work will be done at the Quebec City-area operations of Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada, an engineering services company.

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).

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