Canada’s Best Places for Business 2016

Montréal, Que.

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Population: 1,761,430
Annualized population growth (%) 0.99
Avg. household income ($): 61,638
Total value of building permits issued, most recent year ($): N/A
Avg. office lease rate ($ psf/yr): 36.17
Corporate income tax rate (%): 26.9
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Pop. within 1 hr commuting distance: 4,644,395
Adults who have completed apprenticeship, trades certificate or diploma (%): 9.95
Adults who have completed university degree (%): 29.81
Adults who have completed bachelor''s degree (%): 58.85
Unemployment rate, most recent month (%): 11.59


Avg. home price ($): 412,718
Avg. retail lease rate ($ psf/yr): 34.05
Avg. industrial lease rate ($psf/yr): 25.88
Avg. general lease rate ($psf/yr): 33.66
Peak electricity cost for businesses ($/kWh) N/A
Peak electricity cost for mid-size commercial business ($/kWh): N/A
Peak electricity cost for mid-size industrial business ($/kWh): N/A

Taxes & Regulation

Business license cost ($): N/A
Avg. processing time for building permit, most recent calendar year: N/A
Non-residential property tax rate (% of assessed value): N/A
Commercial property tax rate (% of assessed value): N/A
Industrial property tax rate (% of assessed value): N/A
Small business income tax rate, if different (%): 18.5
Sales tax (%): 14.975
Special regulations or zoning: N/A


Largest employers: N/A
Leading industries: N/A
Value of capital projects >$5 million planned or under construction ($ million): N/A
Special amenities: N/A
Special economic development initiatives: N/A