With more than 4600 businesses providing 105,000 jobs, Saint-Laurent is the second largest employment hub in the Greater Metropolitan area, after downtown Montréal, and one of the main industrial hubs in Québec.
Many Saint-Laurent companies operate in specialized fields, including aerospace and life sciences as well as information and communication technologies. On the strength of nearly 2500 manufacturing, distribution and service businesses, Saint-Laurent is one of the driving forces behind Montréal's economy.
Companies specializing in aerospace employ over 9400 people on Saint-Laurent territory. Among these are Air Canada, Air Transat, Bombardier Aerospace, CAE, CMC Electronics, Norduyn, and Thales Avionics.
The life sciences sector attracts some 4300 employees to Saint-Laurent. The main employers include Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and WYETH/Pfizer.
Information technologies and communications
Nearly 8700 people work in ICTs in Saint-Laurent, for such companies as Accedian Networks, Advantech Satellite Networks, EXFO, Hypertech and Miranda Technologies.
Technoparc Montréal's mission is to offer real estate environments and solutions that are conducive to technological innovation, collaboration and success, for such purposes as expanding the development of the Saint-Laurent Campus, the Quartier de la santé and the Éco-campus Hubert Reeves.