Published | Category : Revenu Québec
$37.1-Million Investment for a New Revenu Québec Building
Québec, June 26, 2012 - During a press conference today, Raymond Bachand, Minister of Finance and Minister of Revenue, announced a $37.1-million investment for a new building that will consolidate all of Revenu Québec’s mass processing operations for the Québec City area. Patrick Huot, MNA for Vanier, and Jean St-Gelais, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revenu Québec were also present at the press conference.
Having the Direction générale associée du traitement massif (DGATM) under a single roof will mean easier monitoring of its activities, eliminating redundant tasks and improving production. In addition, the three-storey building, which has been designed to meet Revenu Québec’s specific needs in terms of mass processing, will ensure maximum efficiency.
“This is a winning solution in many regards and falls within the scope of the Québec government’s capital property strategy,” said Mr. Bachand. “Revenu Québec is a key player in the government’s return to balanced budgets. It is therefore essential that Revenu Québec be granted the resources necessary to meet its objectives and maintain tax fairness for all Québec taxpayers.”
Property of the Société immobilière du Québec (SIQ), the new 18,000 m2 building is designed to meet the latest industry standards. It is to be built on Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard, on the site where Revenu Québec files are managed and kept. The SIQ, as the major contractor for the project, has planned to start construction in the spring of 2013 and finish in early 2015.
“This is excellent news for the Capitale-Nationale area in terms of economic impact. Revenu Québec is an important economic player in the greater Québec City area, because it provides quality employment for nearly 5,500 workers,” added Mr. Huot.
The DGATM is responsible for the storage, distribution, printing, packaging, shipping, and archiving of Revenu Québec documents, as well as for collections and data acquisition. Its operations in the Québec City area are currently in three separate places. The new building will allow its workforce of 266 employees (which swells to 400 during tax season, from January to June) to work under the same roof.
“Consolidating the DGATM’s operations will foster greater organizational effectiveness. It will also free up 500 work spaces at our headquarters, which will in turn lead to considerable savings,” concluded Mr. St-Gelais.