The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1970, the Office serves the Western America, which includes 13 States.
The Québec Trade Office in Silicon Valley was opened to provide support to small and medium-sized Québec companies, notably technology companies, wishing to expand their business in the Silicon Valley region and Northern California.
Québec and the United States: Prospering together
Québec is the United States’
12th trading partner
Spent each year by
Quebeckers traveling to the U. S.
in the U. S
More than 12 000 Québec
companies do business
in the United States
255k U. S. jobs
Over 250 000 Americans
work for Québec-owned businesses
in the United States
Québec launched its new International Policy11 April 2017On April 11th, 2017, Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, along with Premier Philippe Couillard, launched the new Québec’s International Policy.
Arctic Encounter Symposium17 April 2017On April 13th and 14th, 2017, the 4th annual Arctic Encounter Symposium took place in Seattle, Washington.
A Week of French Language Cinema18 March 2017 au 23 March 2017|
To celebrate the Francophonie month, the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz presents « A week of French Language Cinema ». During 6 days, March 18 to 23, 2017, 6 different French language movies from all around the world (Canada, Quebec,...
Presentation of La passion d'Augustine22 March 2017 au 22 March 2017|
For the Francophonie month celebrations and the Week of French Language Cinema, the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles is proud to present the movie La Passion d’Augustine, March 22nd 2017. The presentation will take place at...
Myths and Truths about French language in Québec27 March 2017 au 27 March 2017|
Within the celebrations of the Francophonie month, Alliance Française de Los Angeles and the Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles present Myths and Truths about French language in Québec, a conference presented by Danièle...
to provide information and assistance to Québec businesses seeking buyers, distributors and potential partners;
to foster partnerships and strategic alliances between Québec and American businesses;
to provide strategic information on the West America market to Québec companies;
to monitor regional economic and market trends;
to attend the major trade shows and economic events on the territory;
to provide guidance and information on Québec's business environment (taxation, regulations, etc.) and on government assistance for investment to businesses and investors from the Western United States;
to organize seminars and conferences on trade between Québec and the U.S.
Elizabeth MacKay was appointed Delegate for the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles, responsible for the Western US in September 2015. Ms. MacKay is also responsible for the Québec Trade Office in Silicon Valley since its opening, in October 2015. Previously, she held the position of State Director - Deputy Director - Québec Region at the Ministry of Finance. During her 30-year career, mainly in the public sector, she managed several organizations. She also has nearly a decade of experience as Chief of Staff and Assistant Deputy Minister in many departments.
As a graduate in communications, Ms. MacKay adds to her expertise recognized leadership along with a strong ability to seize strategic and policy issues. Her professional skills enable her to defend Québec's interests in her territory including promoting partnerships for the fight against climate change and to support trade between Québec and the Western US.
Today, Québec is a place to connect and create that is highly valued by talented people around the globe. That’s because ideas are expressed freely and can collide, flourish and become realities in Québec; because Québec is both peace-loving and assertive, forward thinking and proud of its roots, northern yet warm and inviting, rich in contrasts. Québec is autonomous in areas within its constitutional jurisdiction and bases its international action on the extension of its powers within the Canadian federation.
Québec in Los Angeles, newsletter that keep you connected to the latest Québec news and events happening in the region. Whether you’re interested in cultural, economic or political issues, you’ll stay up to date with Québec’s actions!
Nordic development (Plan Nord) and the Maritime Strategy
Border security issues
Québec’s culture and identity
Québec’s international relations and diplomacy
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For further details concerning the Québec government’s Québec studies programs in the United States, contact the Québec Government Office serving your state.
These grants are awarded following an assessment of projects received before the deadline. A selection committee is responsible for evaluating the projects according to specific criteria.
The call for applications for the projects in the competitive category will take place from October 17th to December 16th, 2016, exclusively for the Program of grants for professors and researchers.
Grants for Professors and Researchers
Please note that the call for applications in this grant program will take place from October 17th to December 16th, 2016.
These grants are aimed at encouraging research on Québec at U.S. universities, in the humanities and social sciences. The main purpose of this research will be to promote better understanding of Québec and/or its relations with the United States.
This section of the program is intended for:
faculty members at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities
researchers at U.S. research institutions
recent Ph.D. recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are also eligible to apply.
This grant is aimed at encouraging the organization of conferences on themes related to Québec and/or its relations with the United States, or the welcoming of an expert on Québec within the framework of a university course or a conference. The goal is to heighten the awareness of the academic community, students or the general public of topical issues involving Québec and the United States.
This section of the program is intended for:
accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities
research institutes and other research institutions that organize conferences that promote better understanding of contemporary world issues.
Support program for the acquisition of material on Québec
This grant enables university libraries, research institutes and specialized study centres to expand their collections of books, music recordings, films and other didactic material on Québec. The material may be purchased in electronic format.
The assistance may also be used for annual subscriptions to Québec periodicals, newspapers or newsmagazines, in hard-copy or electronic format. All of this material must be used to support research, studies or teaching with respect to Québec.
This section of the program is intended for accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities.
The material must be purchased from a Québec publisher or bookstore (by mail or online).