Portrait

Quebec’s 12th-largest city, Brossard has over 87,000 residents. Its territory—covering an area of 42.5 km2, including 330 km of roads and 47 km of bicycle paths—is ideally situated along the St. Lawrence River in proximity to Montreal. It offers both high-quality municipal services and easy access to shopping and major highways (Autoroutes 10, 15, 30 and 132). Combined with its peaceful neighbourhoods and superb natural setting, Brossard’s many attractions make it the perfect place for individuals and families to flourish.

Demographic profile

Approximately 37% of the population comes from diverse cultural backgrounds, with the Asian community having a strong presence. Among the more than 87 000 residents, there are 57 different ethnic communities (according to MAMOT’s population decree for 2016). This distinctive feature of the City is without question an invaluable resource that contributes to its development.

During the most recent Census of population in 2016 (Statistics Canada), Brossard totalled 85 721 residents—an increase of 8,1% compared to 2011. The population density was estimated to be 1,895,4 people per square kilometre, based on the territory’s area of 45.2 km2. Brossard had a total of 33,257 private dwellings occupied by permanent residents. 

Brossard’s residents are educated people with a high graduation rate, resulting in a well-qualified, multilingual workforce that is highly attractive to employers. 

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Evolution of population

  • 1958:   3,400 residents
  • 1968: 16,200 residents
  • 1978: 41,700 residents
  • 1988: 57,441 residents
  • 1998: 65,927 residents
  • 2008: 73,041 residents
  • 2010: 76,445 residents
  • 2012: 82,120 residents
  • 2014: 83,410 residents
  • 2016: 86,054 residents
  • 2017: 87, 215 residents

Ethnic Origins
2016 Canadian Census

Ethnic Origin Population (2011) Proportion
Chinese 11,189 13,12%
Black Canadian 3,988 4,68%
Southeast Asian 2,990 3,51%
Arabic 4,721 5,54%
Southeast Asian 2,990 3,51%
Latin American 3,634 4,26%
West Asian 2,460 2,88%
Filipino 532 0,62%
Korean 243 0,28%
Japanese 94 0,11%
Other 1840 2,3%
Multiples 828 0,97%
 

Mother Tongue
2016 Census of Population

Language Population Proportion
French only 48 480 57,41%
English only 20 910 24,76%
English and French 11 430 13,54%
Other languages 3 65 4,34%

For more information about Brossard’s demographic profile, please visit the Statistics Canada website.

Brossard has completely transformed itself over the past few decades. This demographic, economic and social evolution has driven it to adapt to the changing realities of 21st century life. It has become a truly urban, contemporary and global-minded city.