Economic Impact


More than 250 businesses active in eight different industries operate out of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel airports. In 2009, these companies generated:

  • A grand total of 60,000 jobs, including 31,600 direct jobs;
  • A direct, indirect and induced added value of $5.5 billion, which represents approximately 4% of Greater Montréal's gross domestic product;
  • Tax and quasi-tax revenues totalling approximately $1 billion for the three levels of government, including $47 million in property taxes;
  • More than 28,000 people work directly at Montréal-Trudeau and approximately 3,600 at Montréal-Mirabel.

The aircraft manufacturing and repair segment is by far the largest in terms of number of jobs (19,809) and added value ($2.6 billion).

In addition, Aéroports de Montréal and other companies operating at the airports plan to invest $2.3 billion during the period 2010 to 2015, leading to the creation or retention of approximately 23,300 jobs (person-years) over six years.

From 2005 to 2009, the number of direct, indirect and induced jobs generated by the two airports grew by 4,000 and total added value by $1 billion, in spite of the 2008-2009 economic crisis.