The Lanaudière region at a glanceTerritory and main cities
Economy and employment
Portrait of immigration
Services to immigrants offered by the Ministère
Resources and interesting links
Located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Lanaudière region has experienced in recent years an urbanization process concentrated more in the southwestern part of the territory. The main municipalities of the region are urban extensions of the cities of Montreal and Laval, which explains the strong population growth of the past 20 years.
Information on the territory and its subregions
The southern part of the Lanaudière region, which borders the St. Lawrence River for about 50 kilometres, consists of lowlands suitable for agriculture. The northern zone is covered by forests conducive to the lumber industry and recreational tourism. Most of its small and medium businesses are in the food, rubber, paper, housing, plastic products and furniture industries.
Information on the economy, employment, services and cultural life
Business start-up support
Through different organizations and associations, the Lanaudière region offers a range of services to help new immigrants integrate and find employment. Several communities are already represented in the region. They come from France, Italy, Haiti, the United States, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, China, Poland and Switzerland, among other countries.