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The Mauricie 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

Located half way between Québec City – Québec’s national capital – and Montréal, the Mauricie borders the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the Saint-Maurice River, which is one of Quebec's principal waterways with a length of 587 kilometres. Crossed in all directions by a complete highway network, located 1½ hours from Montréal and Québec City, the Mauricie region enjoys housing costs that are among the lowest in Canada.

Its population of 259,424 inhabitants is spread out in two main urban centres—Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan—and a strong dynamic rural area.

With its university that welcomes students from 50 countries, its three colleges and two school boards, the Mauricie possesses a solid academic network.

Information on the territory and its subregions

Economy and employment

The Mauricie region offers an industrial base that combines natural resources, the processing industry and the knowledge-based economy. Its diversified economic structure provides jobs in diverse industries such as lumber, pulp and paper, metallurgy and light metals, hydrogen, energy, the environment, and in the service sector. The region’s economic vitality is being stimulated by a rising number of small and medium enterprises, the opening of the Vallée du Saint-Maurice Technopole, and the arrival of two centres of the new economy (high technology).

Information on the economy, employment, services and cultural life

Business start-up support

Portrait of immigration

Through different organizations and associations, the Mauricie region offers a range of services to help new immigrants integrate and find employment. Several communities are already represented in the region. They come mainly from France, the United States, Haiti, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, China, Algeria and Italy.

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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Last modification : 2017-11-10
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