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.
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.
The Quebec Immigration Office in Los Angeles is responsible for prospecting potential students, workers and business people residing in the United-States and to promote Quebec as an immigration alternative with respect to the Quebec regional needs. It also supports the recruitment efforts of Quebec companies in the United States.
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.