The Outaouais region at a glanceTerritory and main cities
Economy and employment
Portrait of immigration
Services to immigrants offered by the Ministère
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The Outaouais region is a vast territory located in the southwest corner of Québec. Bordered to the northwest by Abitibi-Témiscamingue, to the east by the Laurentians and to the southwest by Ontario, it is located along rivière des Outaouais, which forms a natural border between Ontario and Québec. The quality of life in the region is just one of the advantages that make the Outaouais a wise choice of places to live.
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The Outaouais’ dynamic urban life blends harmoniously with its open expanses that have been conserved in their natural state or developed for farming and recreational activities. Renowned for its quality of life, the Outaouais is also a major high-tech hub—one of the fastest growing in North America. Strategically located, the region offers easy and fast access to all major business centres.
Information on the economy, employment, services and cultural life
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The Outaouais is proud of the contribution immigrants make to its economic, social and cultural development. The region is home to several communities from a variety of countries, particularly Lebanon, Portugal, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and China.
New immigrants have access to reception services at the Direction régionale de l'Outaouais, de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-du-Québec as well as integration and insertion services offered by several organizations and associations.