Study by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal - Metals and minerals processing: a major contributor to Quebec's economy

MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Mining Association (QMA), the Réseau de la transformation métallique du Quebec(RTMQ, the Quebec metals processing network) and Minalliance are pleased to note the conclusions of a study of metals processing in Quebec published today by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The study presents a new, documented view of the importance of this sector for Quebec's economy and, more specifically, for the greater Montreal area.

The study, the first to examine the metals processing sector in Quebec, makes it easier to visualize the size of the industry, which includes 56 primary processors and almost 2,145 secondary metals processing enterprises. Together, as revealed by the study, the primary and secondary processing sectors support over 75,000 direct and indirect jobs every year in Quebec.

Tertiary processing is also a key activity, and the study by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal sets out a number of strategies to maximize the benefits generated by the metals sector.


This type of research, along with other future studies, will help guide the implementation of enlightened public policies, based on actual data rather than on the myths that sometimes cast a shadow over Quebec's natural resources sector.

  • The Quebec Mining Association (QMA) represents metal and mineral mining companies, metallurgy companies, mining contractors and junior mining exploration companies in Quebec.
  • The Réseau de la transformation métallique du Québec (RTMQ) unites and represents the enterprises making up Quebec's metals processing industry.
  • Minalliance is a communication fund, financed by the Quebec mineral industry, including the Quebec Mining Association (QMA) and Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ), as well as companies involved in mine exploration, operation and services, and equipment suppliers. The mandate of Minalliance is to make clear, coherent and consistent information available to the general public in Quebec in connection with the activities of the mining industry and to promote its positive contribution to Quebec's social, economic and environmental development.


For further information:

André Lavoie, director
Communications and public affairs
Quebec Mining Association
Phone: 418-657-2016

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