Happiness made easy

In everything we do, we are driven by the same positive energy. We jealously guard our quality of life, and this is reflected in the way we do business. We instil and protect a social climate that is synonymous with good living and seize every opportunity to join together to celebrate our achievements. The Québec City area not only has business savvy, it is also blessed with a festive spirit.

happy + confident = stimulus for productivity

An incomparable living environment

A city with a human face

To retain highly skilled workers, we need to offer them much more than just a pleasant work environment. They need the added attraction of a living environment nothing short of amazing. And they’re in luck because the Québec City area offers all the advantages of a large city, without the stress, and with a distinctly European charm to boot. Here, everything is within reach. And with the great outdoors right on our doorstep, we are truly blessed.

Affordable, safe and surprising!

A low cost of living, a great work/life balance, safety at anytime and an easy access to entertainment and to the region’s terroir... Québec City is also that!

  • Affordable real estate

    Average apartment rent: $782/month in 2016
    Average property price: $252,303 in 2016

  • Free access to healthcare and education

    Public prescription drug insurance plan, free education until university, excellent social security programs and low university tuition fees

  • Safe, day and night

    1st safest francophone area in Canada to raise a family
    2nd safest area in Canada

  • One of the best fine-dining destinations

    Many well-known establishments and celebrity chefs are located here
    Ratio of one restaurant for every 369 residents

  • An easy commute

    98% of Québec City’s residents live within 500 metres of a bus stop
    400 km of bike lanes across the city

  • A great place to relax

    Numerous green spaces, close-by ski resorts, indoor and outdoor skatings rinks, soccer fields, public pools and access to the St. Lawrence River, what's not to love?

Park and Château Frontenac

A thriving cultural scene

The Québec City area’s festivals, international shows, libraries and more, speak for themselves: the area is a cultural hub. It’s home to many cultural organizations that support local arts and culture.

More than 50 auditoriums and theatres including:

  • Le Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • Le Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique
  • Le Centre Vidéotron
  • Le Diamant

20 festivals and cultural events including:

  • Le Festival d'été de Québec
  • Le Carnaval de Québec
  • Le Carrefour international de théâtre
  • Le Festival ComediHa!

More than 30 museums and interpretation centres including:

  • Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Les Musées de la civilisation
  • La Maison de la littérature
  • Les Maisons du patrimoine

A thriving sports scene

Sports fans rejoice! Basketball, football, soccer, hockey, golf... The Québec City area has sports facilities for just about everything.

Excellent sport infrastructures:

  • Videotron Centre
  • Telus Stadium
  • CANAC Stadium

Major international sporting events:

  • Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
  • Vélirium – Coupe du monde de vélo de montagne
  • Coupe Banque Nationale
  • Je cours QC
  • Tournoi international de hockey Pee-Wee
  • Jamboree
  • Pentathlon des neiges
  • RedBull Ice Cross

A happy business community

In the Québec City area, happiness is contagious. It engulfs and permeates all spheres of life, and this includes the workplace. This propensity to happiness makes it easier for people to interact and fosters a climate of trust that is conducive to personal fulfillment. This happiness is so deeply rooted in our nature that it can even be seen in the products, services and projects we develop.

Doing business differently

In the Québec City area, happiness is contagious. It engulfs and permeates all spheres of life, and this includes the workplace. Buoyed by shared goals, the region’s stakeholders join forces and draw extensively on their ingenuity in order to get off the beaten path and redefine the standards of excellence.

  • Semaine numériQC

    The first francophone digital event in North America, this one-week convention attracts 15,000 participants from all over the world.


    A vibrant and exciting place where actors from startups and investment funds as well as consultants and seasoned entrepreneurs can join together in a truly friendly atmosphere.

  • The Gourmet Festival Québec Exquis!

    An essential link in our local cuisine scene, which pairs renowned chefs to breeders, market gardeners, cheese makers and producers inspired.


And even more to consider...

And this is just an overview! Learn more about the living and working environment of the Québec City region by downloading the document Happiness Made Easy.

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