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INDUSTRY - Sector Profile

A wide range of fields in the transport industry that covers manufacturing, design, assembly and production of transport equipment parts and vehicles.

The ground transportation equipment industry includes a wide range of domains such as the automotive sectors (original manufacturing markets and after sales services), speciality vehicles (ambulances, trailers, heavy trucks, etc.), powersports vehicles, coaches, city buses, and the rail industry (locomotive and wagons).

The Québec sector of ground transportation equipment comprises five distinct categories that together generate total sales of $11 billion, over 40,000 jobs in more than 1,100 companies.

The following charts illustrate the proportion of sales, companies and jobs for the automobile industry, the specialty vehicles sector, and the rail equipment sector.

Source: MDEIE — Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, 2010