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Montréal: Fashion city

A dynamic, creative industry

Montréal has always been a major hub of the fashion industry, making the city one of North America’s three biggest production centres, alongside Los Angeles and New York.

A true creative incubator, the industry has helped shape Montréal’s identity and contributes to its vibrant atmosphere.

Montréal boasts many high-level academic institutions and is one of the few Canadian cities to offer a university program in fashion.

Fashion in Montréal is:

  • 36,000 manufacturing, distribution and retail jobs
  • 2,800 fashion retail stores
  • 78% of wholesale-distributors in Quebec
  • Nearly 1,000 specialized companies
  • $16.7 million in capital spending in the apparel manufacturing industry
  • Nearly $450 million in exports province-wide
  • Renowned, exciting shopping streets

Montréal also means:

  • Innovative design
  • Skilled labour force
  • Diverse retail products
  • Just-in-time production capacity
  • Reliable delivery
  • Competitive prices
  • Large- and small-scale production