It is often considered the video game capital of North America. The city hosts three digital festivals, is home to a number of specialized cultural facilities, and outstrips the rest of Canada in smartphone penetration and social media use.
A pillar of Quebec’s economy, technology is a strategic industry that is essential to Quebec’s short-, medium-, and long-term economic development. The tech industry alone represents 5 percent of Quebec’s GDP, or $1 for every $20 of the province’s wealth. All signs indicate that this figure is set to rise in the coming years, as the technology industry is growing at twice the rate of Quebec’s economy.