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Registraire des entreprises du Québec
Sectorial Sites

Phone Books and Directories

Standardization and System registration

Business Development

Information on Public Markets

Calls for Tenders (partial list)

Sectorial Sites
Cognitum forestier
Network supported by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec (MRNF), its mission is to put in common the strenghts of research organizations, universities and technology transfer centers that are in direct link with industrialists and stakeholders in Quebec's forest industry.

Régie du bâtiment du Québec

The Régie is responsible for the elaboration and update of the Building Code and Safety Code, and the appropriate regulations, and the licenses attributed to contractors and owner-builders.  It exercises supervision on construction work and monitors the financial guarantees associated with new residential buildings.

Publications related to wood transformation

The Québec's Natural resources, Wildlife and Parks Ministry site presents documents edited by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ). In French only.

Other sites of interest for the metal sector: 
Phone Books and Directories
Europages, the European Business Directory
Directory with over 500,000 companies cross-referenced in over 30 European countries.
Worldwide Yellow Pages
Régie du bâtiment du Québec
Listing of Québec's contractors.
Industry Canada's business information site.
US Business directory
Standardization and System registration
Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)
Offers services of standards development, certification, system registration and assessment of laboratories.

ISO's Central Secretariat

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 147 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
Quality Digest
Your source for quality news, tips, techniques, provocative articles and the home of a searchable ISO 9000 and QS-9000 registered company database.
Business Development
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation 
Le Ministère a pour mission de soutenir le développement de l'économie du Québec, l'innovation et les exportations en assurant, notamment, la coordination et la concertation des différents acteurs des domaines économiques, scientifiques, sociaux et culturels, et ce, dans une perspective  : de création d'emplois, de prospérité économique et de développement durable.
Portail gouvernemental de services aux entreprises
Site for entrepreneurs and business people.  Easy access to informational and transactional services of about fifty six (56) Québec departments and agencies. In French only.
The Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) offers a group of value added services leading manufacturing companies' exporting projects to success.  Among these services, joined together under the name CRIQ-EXPORTATION, there is "Standards Assessment Report", "Product Certification ", etc.
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) is an international business development organization committed to helping companies trade by providing consulting services, education and training, and worldwide membership affiliation. For companies in the Greater Buffalo Niagara region, both American and Canadian.
Logo World Trade Center Buffalo - Niagara
Québec Association of Export Trading Houses (AMCEQ)
Trading Houses have a very important role as to help companies of the Province of Québec increase their presence on the international scene.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
Centre Local de Développement of Domaine-du-Roy
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region.  Incuding pimary sectors like farms.
Centre Local de Développement of la Mitis
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region.  Link exchange.
US Federal Government statistics.
Investissement Québec - Investing in Québec
Québec: a strategic location for international firms poised to conquer North American markets.  Discover what Québec has to offer.
Statistics Canada
Official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.
U.S. Census Bureau
US statistics on commerce.
Information on Public Markets
Acquisitions Québec
The Québec government's list of regrouped purchase of goods and services. (in French)
Conseil du Trésor/Public markets
Québec's governmental purchase services, including the public health networks, education, municipalities, municipal organizations and Crown corporations (in French)
Contracts Canada
A comprehensive resource for federal government purchasing information.

Department of Foreign Affaires and International Trade

Sell to the US Government.
Calls for Tenders (partial list)
Hydro-Québec calls for tenders (in French).
Canada's Official Electronic Tendering Service.
SÉAO et Constructo.ca
Official Electronic Tendering System of the Québec government.
Calls for tenders, potential bidders, deposited tenders and granted contracts of the construction sector.
SourceCAN works for Canadian companies by finding valid business opportunities for that they can bid on.  Those opportunities come from over 44 different sources: federal, provincial and international.  Canadian companies are able to register and set up a profile with SourceCAN for free. The business opportunities are sent to the client via email.