Clean technologies are green innovations that encompass any new product, service, technology or process that aims to be :

  • ecologically efficient by reducing the negative impact on the environment;
  • economically advantageous by offering users an improvement in their operational efficiency;
  • socially responsible by contributing to a better quality of life and the reduction of negative impacts on health.

Clean technologies represent a wide variety of sub-sectors whose importance is now widely recognized. The companies that make up this sector therefore are at the heart of the transition to a green economy.

A very dynamic sector

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$8.6 billion

annual revenue in 2018

$18.9 billion

contribution to GDP in 2019

The green economy is a very dynamic sector in Quebec. It generates an annual revenue of approximately $9 billion ($8.6 billion in 2018), a contribution of almost $19 billion to the GDP ($18.9 billion in 2019) and represents nearly 84,000 jobs.

Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec

Areas of Activity

Renewable energy
Energy efficiency
Waste materials
Green chemistry and new materials
Soil treatment