Economy

To learn more about the economic benefits generated by the Québec's mining industry, consult the Economic Study completed by the Québec Mining Association.

  • 45,550

    jobs

    45,550 direct, indirect and induced jobs

  • expense of

    $5.8 billion

    Annual mining expenditures of $5.8 billion in 2014 distributed in all Québec's region

  • 4,100

    suppliers

    Extensive network of 4,100 suppliers throughout Québec

  • $1.66 billion

    in wages

    $1.66 billion in wages paid in the mineral production alone in 2015

  • $1.5 billion

    paid to various levels of government

    $1.5 billion paid each year to various levels of government, including $1 billion to the Québec government alone

  • 56

    companies active in primary processing

    In 2012, there were 56 companies active in primary processing in Québec

  • 2,145

    secondary processing companies

    Secondary metals processing, with almost 2,145 companies, is one of Québec's main manufacturing sectors

  • 75,000

    jobs in processing

    In Québec, the metals processing industry offers over 75,000 directs and indirect jobs

  • Contribution of

    $7.6 billion

    to Québec's GDP

    The mining sector contributes over $7.6 billion to Québec's GDP