Montréal, leading city in North America for international organizations

Did you know Montréal is third only to New York City and Washington for international head offices? Montréal is home to 68 international organizations (IOs) — 62 non governmental and 6 governmental.

The fact that Montréal is a popular destination for international events further contributes to the city’s international status. Similarly, the heavy concentration of IOs is a determining factor when selecting a host city for an international event. In Montréal, event organizers can count on a local community that will mobilize to ensure their event is a success.

The city’s convention centre is located in the centre of the international district, where over 80% of IO employees work, according to figures from Montréal International. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), and Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) are among the IOs that call Montréal home.

Montréal international, whose mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international status, plays a crucial role in Montréal’s enviable standing on the world stage and its attraction as a host city for international organizations.