Our awards

Our agency is fully involved in the success of businesses in the region and makes sure to promote the region and its assets through effective and creative methods. By doing so, Québec International has stood out more than once in the province, the country, and the world for its initiatives, its staff, and its contribution to the economy.

Discover some of these different prizes and rankings that make us proud and motivate us to overflow with imagination and resourcefulness to continue to help you more than ever.

prizes, distinctions and awards

2021

  • Top Canadian Economic Development Groups

    The American magazine Site Selection included, for the 15th consecutive year, the Québec International agency in its Canada’s Best Locations list, which recognizes the most successful economic development agencies in the country.

2020

  • 2020 Award for Excellence in Regional Economic Development

    Awarded by the International Economic Development Council. This prize rewards economic development agencies that take specific actions to create positive changes in their communities.

  • Corp 2020 CEO of the Year

    Awarded by Corporate Today to the CEO of Québec International, Carl Viel. This prize recognizes exceptional organizations and people who have contributed to the success of major initiatives.

2019

  • fDi Strategy Awards 2019

    Awarded by the Financial Times, the fDi Strategy Awards highlight excellence in promoting investments around the world, according to certain categories. Québec International thus stood out in three categories, according to the region’s results and the organization’s actions: Specialism Award - Job Creation, Specialism Award - R&D Support, and Specialism Award – Incentives.

  • 2019 EDAC’s Marketing Canada Awards – Best of the Best

    Awarded by the Economic Developers Association of Canada for the redesign of the Québec International website. These prizes highlight communication and marketing actions in connection with economic development that stand out through their boldness, creativity, and impact.

  • 2019 Best2Invest in Canada - Top Canadian Economic Development Groups

    Awarded by Site Selection Canada. Québec International has appeared for 13 consecutive years (a record) on this list recognizing effective economic development agencies.

2018

  • Finalist: Best Communication Strategy - The City Nation Place Awards 2018

    The City Nation Place Awards highlight positioning and promotion actions related to the branding of cities, regions, or other defined places that have stood out across the planet. The Best Communication Strategy category highlights the strategies implemented that use several communication channels and meet several objectives.

  • 2018 Best Economic Agency of the Year - Canada - The Global 100

    The Global 100 recognition program highlights the performance of the best economic development agencies on the international scale.

  • Economic Development Agency of the Year (America) – 2018 ACQ5 GAMECHANGERS Awards (Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Biotech and Medtech)

    This prize highlights the contribution of an economic development agency in the Americas in increasing the effectiveness and performance of the life sciences industry.

  • Gamechanger of the Year (America) - 2018 ACQ5 GAMECHANGERS Awards (Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Biotech and Medtech)

    This prize, awarded to the CEO of Québec International, Carl Viel, recognizes the leadership and significant contribution of an individual to the development and growth of the life sciences and health technologies sector in the Americas.

  • Gold Winner in Entrepreneurship, Population: Greater than 500,000 - 2018 IEDC Excellence Awards

    This award category from the International Economic Development Council highlights initiatives that motivate entrepreneurship and business creation. The CATAPULTE program from Québec International and the Digital Arts and Interactive Entertainment Key Cluster (now Québec EPIX) earned these honours for its support of startup companies in the video game industry.

  • Bronze Winner in Public-Private Partnerships, Population: Greater than 500,000 - 2018 IEDC Excellence Awards

    This award category from the International Economic Development Council highlights partnerships between private and public institutions that concretely support the economic development of a region. The Goûteur à domicile program carried out by Québec International and the Health Foods Key Cluster with the participation of the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec (MESI) and the food processing industry earned these honours for the partnership developed, which has allowed companies in the food industry to conduct effective and affordable consumer testing before marketing a product.

  • 2018 Best2Invest in Canada - Top Canadian Economic Development Groups

    Awarded by Site Selection Canada. Québec International has appeared for 12 consecutive years on this list recognizing effective economic development agencies.

2017

  • Gold Winner in General Purpose Print Brochure, Population: Greater than 500,000 - 2017 IEDC Excellence Awards

    This award category from the International Economic Development Council highlights creative and effective print documents that help a region or an industry stand out. The modular aspect and the unique tone of “The Québec City area, it’s simple,” a document for investors created by Québec International, won top honours in this category.

  • Silver Winner in Human Capital, Population: Greater than 500,000 - 2017 IEDC Excellence Awards

    This award category from the International Economic Development Council highlights an effective program that helps develop workforce skills or attract qualified candidates. Québec International’s Talent Hunters program was recognized mainly for its co-development formula and the significant recruitment support that it offers participants.

  • Silver Winner in Sustainable and Green Development, Population: Greater than 500,000 - 2017 IEDC Excellence Awards

    This award category from the International Economic Development Council highlights actions taken to support sustainable economic development. The QUEBOX website, developed by Québec International and the Green and Smart Buildings Key Cluster (now Québec BVI), earned these honours through the effective and unifying platform offered online, allowing players from the construction industry to find eco-friendly regional products for their buildings while facilitating their access to certified data.

  • 2017 EDAC Marketing Canada Awards - General Purpose Print Document, Population: Greater than 500,000

    Awarded by the Economic Developers Association of Canada, this award category honours print documents intended for a wide audience. “The Québec City area, it’s simple” document stood out among the other Canadian publications for its creative, flexible, and catchy approach, allowing it to effectively share information on the Québec City region.

  • 2017 Best2Invest in Canada - Top Canadian Economic Development Groups

    Awarded by Site Selection Canada. Québec International has appeared for 11 consecutive years on this list recognizing effective economic development agencies.

  • CEO Global Excellence 2017 Awards

    Awarded by AI Global Magazine, these awards showcase the great achievements of organizations and their leaders. Québec International received an Excellence Award for International Recruitment Services – Canada to highlight the success of its international recruitment actions. Likewise, the organization’s CEO, Carl Viel, was also honoured as the Best International Trade & Development CEO – Canada.

2016

  • 2016 EDAC’s Marketing Canada Awards

    Two projects to which Québec International contributed received honours in the context of these awards dedicated to communication and marketing initiatives awarded by the Economic Developers Association of Canada. The 1000raisons campaign, inviting international candidates to settle in the greater Québec City region, and the Innovators in Health publication, speaking instead to investors in the life sciences field, stood out through their effectiveness and creativity.

  • “Coup de Cœur” Prize and Sustainable Development Award from Expo CONTECH Bâtiment

    During its launch, the QUEBOX initiative from Québec International and the Green and Smart Buildings Key Cluster (now Québec BVI) received the “Coup de Cœur” Prize and a Sustainable Development Award from Expo CONTECH Bâtiment, highlighting its great potential to support green construction and its effective promotion of Québec manufacturers.

  • International Life Sciences Awards 2016

    Awarded by GHP Magazine, these awards celebrate the work done to help the life sciences industry grow. Québec International stood out as the Best Life Sciences Industry Development Agency, in addition to receiving a GHP Excellence Award for Life Sciences Business Development, highlighting the efforts made by the organization to support the sector.

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