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  • GREATER MONTRALTHE POWER

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    Port oF MontrAL

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  • FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT STRATEGY

    IN NORTH AMERICAN FOR THE MOST COMPETITIVE OPERATING COSTS

    OF THE POPULATION IS BILINGUAL

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    NAFTA-ZONE CONSUMERS

    INCLUDING TWO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS PLUS ONE OF THE BUSIEST MARITIME PORTS IN NORTH AMERICA

    NEW GRADUATES EACH YEAR

    IN HIGH-VALUESECTORS

    STUNIVERSITYURBAN CENTRE

    AIRPORTS

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    O5 / ThE iNduSTriAL POwEr7 WorLD-cLAss cLUsters oF eXceLLence

    Industrial clusters with rallying projects for an innovative economy 29

    Exellence in Aerospace 30

    Exellence in Audiovisual 31

    Exellence in Finance 32

    Exellence in Logistics and Transportation 33

    Excellence in Life Sciences and Health Technologies 34

    Excellence in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) 35

    Excellence in Cleantech 36

    O6 / ThE POwEr TO ATTrACT ThE BESTeXcePtionAL QUALitY oF LiFe

    A region brimming with advantages 38

    A quality of life that is renowned over the world 40

    O7 / ThE POwEr TO hELP YOu Discover what Montral International can do for you 42

    2012-2013 Greater Montral major successes and Montral International key achievements 44

    APPENdixMethodology 46

    O1 / ThE COmmErCiAL POwErDirect Access to tHe nortH AMericAn MArKet

    Take advantage of the potential of North America 4

    An accessible hub 6

    O2 / ThE POwEr OF humAN CAPiTALA PooL oF HiGHLY QUALiFieD WorKers

    An educated workforce 8

    A growing job market 9

    A culture of innovation 10

    A synergy of skills 11

    A welcoming climate 12

    A multicultural metropolis 13

    O3 / ThE ECONOmiC POwErtHe Most coMPetitive oPerAtinG costs in nortH AMericA

    Low operating costs 15

    Competitive salaries 17

    Affordable rent 19

    Low, stable energy costs 20

    O4 / ThE FiNANCiAL POwErAttrActive tAX treAtMent AnD tAiLor-MADe incentives

    Attractive tax treatment 22

    Tailor-made incentives 23

  • THE COMMERCIAL POWER

    Direct Access to tHe nortH AMericAn MArKet

    incLUDinG tWo internAtionAL AirPorts PLUs one oF tHe BUsiest MAritiMe Ports in nortH AMericA

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    A STrATEGiC ChOiCETAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE potential of north america...

    A metropolitan region encompassing a population of 4 million located in Qubec Canadas largest province

    Direct access through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    A strategic geographical locationA 9O-minute flight from Boston and New York City Less than a one-hour drive to the U.S. border

    GREATER MONTRALQUBECCANADA

    4 million inhabitants2 million workers GDP (2007 $): $161 billion

    NORTH AMERICA (NAFTA) 460 million inhabitants35 million inhabitantsGDP (2007 $): $1,6 trillion1

    8 million inhabitantsGDP (2007 $): $307 billion

    46O miLLiON CONSumErS

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    Ranked as the fourth most attractive country for foreign investment by the Global Opportunity IndexAttracting Foreign Investment published by the Milken Institute in 2013 and by the Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index 2013

    Canada is considered the #1 place to do business in the G7 for the 2013-2017 forecast period, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (February 2013) and Invest In Canada (2013)

    Note: $ and signs refer to both U.S. and canadian currency. Since 2010, the canadian and U.S. dollars have been close to parity (plus or minus 5%). 1 Sources: conference Board of canada, 2012 and Statistics canada, 2013. 2 Sources: world Bank Group, 2012, and invest in canada, 2013.

    The most stable banking system in the world

    A strong entrepreneurial culture

    Canadas banking system is considered to be the safest in the G7, according to Global Finance

    Magazine (April 2012) the soundest in the world, according to the

    World Economic Forum (2011), for the fifth consecutive year

    Canada ranks #1 among G7 for the lowest number of procedures and least days required to establish a new business2

    The fourth-best foreign investment climate in the world

    1ST IN THE G7FOR DOING BUSINESS

    AND THE EXCELLENCE OF CANADA

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    Montrals airports Montral-Trudeau International Airport: 14 million passengers in 2012

    Direct flights to 130 destinations Montral-Mirabel International Airport (cargo) Montral Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

    AN ACCESSiBLE huB A DENSE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

    1 Sources: world economic Forum, 2012, and invest in canada, 2013.

    Three airports, including two international airports

    One of North Americas busiest ports

    An intermodal transportation hub: air, sea, land and rail

    efficient flow of goods across borders

    An effective public transit system

    Canada is ranked 1st out of all G7 countries and 9th out of 132 countries assessed for the efficiency of various factors relating to access to markets, border administration, transportation and communications infrastructure and business climate to determine the ease of flow of goods across the border and to their final destination1

    Socit de transport de Montral (STM): the best public transit commission in North America in 2010 according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

    68 subway stations on 4 lines (a 71 km network)

    51 commuter train stations on 5 lines

    Port of Montral Transportation links to 100 countries Eastern Canadas leading

    container port Annual traffic of 28.4 million tons

    in 2012

  • THE POWER

    OF HUMAN CAPITALA PooL oF HiGHLY

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    OF THE POPULATION IS BILINGUAL

    NEW GRADUATES EACH YEAR

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    University graduates 3

    5 largest metropolitan areas in Canada, 2000-2010

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    AN EduCATEd wOrKFOrCE A BREEDING GROUND FOR TALENT SUSTAINED BY A WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC NETWORK

    130,000 college students and 70,000 vocational students4

    6 full-service universities

    Concordia UniversityMcGill UniversityTLUQ (Tl-universit)Universit de MontralUniversit de Sherbrooke-Campus de LongueuilUniversit du Qubec Montral (UQAM)

    2 business and public administration schools

    cole nationale dadministration publique (ENAP)HEC Montral

    3 engineering and scientific research institutions

    cole de technologie suprieure (TS)cole Polytechnique de MontralInstitut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

    QS Best Student Cities 2O12 ranks Montral as the best student city in Canada, 2nd in North America and 1Oth in the world

    Canadas university capital

    Vocational and technical programs designed to meet businesses needs

    a dense and diversified network comprising 11 university institutions as well as numerous colleges and vocational training centres

    Top metropolitan area in the country in terms of the number of university- level degrees awarded (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral)1

    170,000 university students, including 20,000 foreign students2

    1 Source: Statistics canada, 2013. 2 Source: ministre de lducation, du loisir et du Sport du Qubec, 2012. 3 Source: Statistics canada, 2013. 4 Source: ministre de lducation, du loisir et du Sport du Qubec, 2012. 5 Sources: Bure