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City of Talent Montreal

An Action Plan for Boosting Employment, Innovation and Skills

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Montreal has huge potential to become one of the most dynamic cities across OECD countries, thanks to its talented and creative population. Yet the city has not demonstrated outstanding results in terms of job creation and collective wealth generation in the past few years. This report examines this paradox and suggests new strategies to improve local outcomes in terms of employment, innovation and skills, and to boost inclusive economic growth and innovation across the Quebec metropolis.

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Initiatives in Montreal: Key findings

This chapter provides an overview of initiatives carried out in the various fields covered by this study and emphasised by the diagnosis made in . It highlights a number of advances and challenges, which are contrasted with other countries’ experiences in four fields: i) Co-ordination between employment and skills development policies and economic development policies, and how they are relevant to Montreal; ii) Creation of a productive local economy; iii) Support for entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development; and iv) Ensuring that growth is inclusive.

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