|$1.13||CDN billion in sales|
|8.5%||Annual growth rate|
|13||research chairs, trusts, institutes and centers|
Data compiled for the Québec City metropolitan region
With renowned leaders, creative entrepreneurs and products with high added value, the food processing industry in Québec is a mecca for gastronomy and a leader in current market trends.
Prominent Canadian companies in various areas of food processing are located in the Québec City metropolitan region:
Besides major industrial groups, the region also hosts medium-sized food processing companies that occupy important market niches:
The Québec City metropolitan has a sizeable pool of potential workers in food processing. Over 3200 of the 5700 workers in this sector have diplomas, with 46 % holding university degrees and 54 % holding a technical degree.
According to KPMG's 2010 study, Competitive Alternatives, the food-processing sector of Québec City's metropolitan region is ranked at the top; the region's companies benefit from a 3 % advantage in start-up and operational costs.