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The Estrie region at a glance

Territory and main cities
Economy and employment
Portrait of immigration
Services to immigrants offered by the Ministère
Resources and interesting links

Territory and main cities

There is no lack of attractions in the Estrie region. Situated among lakes and mountains, the region offers sports and cultural activities enjoyed by a growing number of visitors. The beauty of its landscape and the diversity of services make it a good place to live. A focal point of learning with its two universities, four colleges and more than 50 research centres, Estrie is developing at the pace of its discoveries. The Université de Sherbrooke, for example, is one of the most prestigious universities in Québec.

Information on the territory and its subregions

Economy and employment

The Estrie region is very active in the agricultural sector, especially in dairy production. Mining also occupies an important part of the economy thanks to the extraction of asbestos and magnesium for example. Several firms in both traditional and non-traditional areas are also active here. Hence companies in microelectronics, precision tools, information technology and biomedical techniques operate alongside those in transportation equipment, textiles, and the processing of rubber, wood and paper.

The Estrie offers many jobs in most major sectors of the economy and enjoys an unemployment rate that is below the Québec average. The vitality of its small and medium sized businesses, the quality of its business infrastructure and the proximity of North American markets, make the Estrie the top exporting region of Québec.

Information on the economy, employment, services and cultural life

Business start-up support

Portrait of immigration

Through different organizations, Estrie offers a range of services to help new immigrants integrate and find employment. Several communities are already represented in the region. They come from a variety of countries, including the United States, France, the United Kingdom, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Colombia, Argentina and China.

Services to immigrants offered by the Ministère

Resources and interesting links

 

To learn more

Contact the Centre de contacts clientèle or consult the directory of services offered by the Ministry’s partners.

 

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