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Around the World

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina.


In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Alcoa employs nearly 61,000 people at 200 sites in 30 countries around the world.




In Canada

The company employs more than 3,700 people in Canada. Its operations consist of 10 processing facilities and plants in Québec (more than 3,300 employees), Ontario (135 employees) and Alberta (224 employees). Revenues totalled $2.3 billion in 2012.


In addition to aluminum production by Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products, Alcoa Canada operates processing facilities serving the aerospace, automotive and building and construction markets. These facilities are located in Québec, Ontario, Alberta and Louisiana, USA.


To find out more about the company’s specialized operations in Canada and the location of Alcoa Canada’s facilities


In Québec

In Québec, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products consists of the Baie-Comeau, Bécancour* and Deschambault smelters, as well as the Bécancour Rod Plant. These four plants, all of which are ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified, have an annual production capacity of more than one million metric tons of ingots, castings, billets and aluminum rods. Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products employs over 3,100 people and its activities generated more than $1.5 billion in economic spin-offs in Québec in 2012.


Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products is the founding partner of Alcoa Innovation, whose mission is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in Québec active in aluminum processing.


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Strongly committed to sustainability

Our activities are rooted in the three pillars of sustainability, as we continually seek to improve our environmental performance by playing an active role in the development of our employees and the communities where they live and work, and by contributing to the Québec economy, mainly in outlying regions.


* Aluminerie Bécancour Inc. – ABI (the Bécancour Smelter) is 74.95% owned by Alcoa and 25.05% by Rio Tinto Alcan.