Quebec City is the capital of Quebec. It has a population of about 765,706 people. Most jobs in Quebec City are in public administration, defence, services, commerce, transport and tourism. As the provincial capital, the largest employer is the government. As well, around 10% of jobs are in manufacturing. Quebec is a place where business can be done in both French and English. A lot of Tourism Business is generated from La Citadel, Le Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec (part of world heritage site) and the winter Carnaval which includes the famous Ice Hotel. As well Quebec has hosted many sporting events such as the Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games, the 2008 IIHF World Championship, Challenge Bell, a Women's Tennis Association tournament, Crashed Ice, an extreme downhill skating race, the Tour de Quebec (cycling event) and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse at ExpoCité.
Low start-up and operating costs, major tax incentives (such as the flow through tax credit system for the mining industry) and low electricity rates (due to subsidized power from hydroelectricity) allows new business ventures to thrive. Quebec is a smaller city than the rest in the Great Lakes - St.Lawrence Lowlands, but it makes up for it in it's character and history. Not only is it one of the oldest cities in North America, but it used to be the capital of French Canada and Lower Canada.
Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. More than 3,635,571 people live in the Montreal. About 66.5% of the population in Montreal speak French as a first language, followed by English at 13.2%, and 0.8% speaking both as a first language. Montreal has the second-largest economy in Canada, based on GDP.
The city is an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange. The Montreal Oil Refining Centre is the largest refining centre in Canada. It includes companies such as Petro-Canada, Ultramar, Gulf Oil, Petromont, Ashland Canada, Parachem Petrochemical, Coastal Petrochemical, Interquisa (Cepsa) Petrochemical, Nova Chemicals and many more.
Montreal also has an important role in the finance industry. The official legal corporate head offices of both Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank of Canada, which are two of the five biggest banks in Canada, are still in Montreal (while their operational corporate headquarters are in Toronto, Ontario).
Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Montreal. The Montreal Canadians are one of the six original teams of the NHL.
McGill, Concordia and University of Montreal are just some of the amazing universities in and around the Montreal area.
Montreal is a great multi-cultural city in Canada where business opportunities surround you, in both English and French.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, second largest city in Ontario and fourth largest city in Canada.
Ottawa's major employers are the Public Service of Canada and the high-tech industry. The city has a good economy as it has a high standard of living and low unemployment. It is estimated that Ottawa attracts around seven million tourists every year, who spend about 1.3 billion dollars in total. As well, Ottawa has the third highest income of all major Canadian cities, as the average gross income in the area is estimated to be $40,078. Ottawa is home to the Parliament of Canada and is where the Prime Minister lives. Also, Ottawa is where the country’s leaders meet and pass laws. This makes Ottawa a very significant political city. If one is interested in being a politician, Ottawa is the place to be.
Toronto is Ontario’s capital. As well it is Canada's Commercial capital and is one of the world's top financial centres. Due to the diversity and large population of 6,054,191 in the Greater Toronto area, you can peruse whatever you desire. Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, publishing, software production, medical research, telecommunications, aerospace, education, engineering, tourism and sports industries. Forbes claims that Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world. As well it stated that it is one of the fastest growing cities among the G7 nations. PwC ranks Toronto as the second-best “metro powerhouse” in the world.
In terms of sports, Toronto is the only Canadian city with representation in seven major league sports. It has teams in the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Canadian Football League, Major League Soccer, Canadian Women's Hockey League and W-League. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays are the two major sports teams. If you want to be an athlete or are interested in the being involved with Major Canadian Sports Teams, Toronto is for you.
Toronto is a major international centre of finance and business. It is the financial capital of Canada, as it has such a high concentration of banks and brokerage firms on Bay Street in the Financial District. As well Toronto hosts the seventh largest stock-exchange by market capitalization, the Toronto Stock Exchange.. If one is in the mining business, Toronto is the perfect place. Not only are there many mining firms based in Toronto, but it is very close to many of the great mines in Ontario and Quebec.
Toronto is home to a number of post-secondary academic institutions. This includes Ryerson, University of Toronto any many others such as Queens, which is halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, one of Canada’s other large cities.
The city is an important centre for the media, publishing, telecommunication, information technology and film production industries. This is because it is home to Bell Media, Rogers Communications, and Torstar. Other major Canadian corporations in the Toronto include Magna International, Celestica, Manulife Financial, Sun Life Financial, the Hudson's Bay Company. Toronto also is the home to major hotel companies and operators, such as Four Seasons Hotels and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Toronto is Canada's largest media market, and hosts the majority of Canada's publishing industry, which includes magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, Canadian Living, Canadian Business, and Toronto Life. Toronto also has a big film industry which hosts a film Festival every year.
No matter what your careear path, Toronto has a spot for you. The diversity of jobs, people and languages (more than 70 languages are spoken) really open up endless opportunities that will change you life.