The Maritime Strategy seeks to promote by 2030 the creation of more than 30 000 new direct jobs and to encourage public and private investments of roughly $9 billion. To this end, the Québec government will foster the creation of business opportunities linked to the maritime economy. Through its initiatives, the government intends to play a decisive role to encourage investment opportunities for businesses that will generate jobs and economic growth, in a sustainable development perspective.
Several measures will be implemented to encourage Québec firms to participate in the realization of the Maritime Strategy.
In particular, the government intends to develop logistical hubs that will offer high added-value services. It also intends to contribute to training qualified workers to satisfy the needs of companies in the maritime sector and to broaden research and development in the sector.
The development of industrial port zones will enable businesses to achieve greater synergy and offer a comparative advantage to firms that require port services.