The Canadian defence industry occupies an increasingly important role in national economic activities. In 2014, this resulted in sales of nearly 10 G$ in goods and services produced by some 640 companies across the country. Of these, nearly 60% of sales are attributable to exports, a business sphere in which Québec, with 33% of Canada's exports, is doing well.

With small Québec suppliers showing capacity for innovation, flexibility and speed of adaptation, the defence and security sector occupies an important place in Québec's manufacturing industry. Considering that 24% of the 28,000 direct jobs in the Canadian defence industry are based in Québec, it's easy to see that Québec industry is proactive in this area.

Source: Statistics Canada, Survey on Canadian sectors of defence, aerospace and civil and commercial marine industry commercial, 2014 (published 2016)