Montreal is a Leading Player in Environmental Issues!

EC Montreal students may be surprised to learn that Montreal is the leading player in North America in clean technologies and tackling the world’s main concerns regarding environmental issues.

These subjects are often talking points and themes in EC Montreal’s English and French lessons and afternoon focus classes.

A few areas where Montreal is truly exceling include:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Recycling
  • Technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Contaminated soil and groundwater treatment and remediation
  • Treatment of atmospheric emissions and ambient air
  • Development of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Effluent measurement and control technologies
  • Life cycle assessment

With over 170,000 students enrolled in universities in Montreal annually, 20,000 of which are foreign students, Montreal produces a work force to be admired, with several institutions offering clean technology.

Over 30,000 people work in clean technology-related jobs in the province of Quebec at over 1,000 businesses and organizations, including 200 research and development or technology transfer companies and 500 innovative companies.

Montreal is home to several important research facilities and organizations dedicated to clean technology. Montreal is on track to reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 and the leading city in North America for sustainable mobility and electric transportation.