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Located in western Québec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a region with vast expanses of forest and lakes. It offers quality of life and celebrates innovation and bold initiative.


Population : 147 909 inhabitants

Area : 65 878 km²

Cities : Amos, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d’Or

Emerging economic sectors : Underground techno-mines, wood construction systems, northern agriculture focused on beef production

Economy and employment

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a resource region with an economy primarily based on forest exploitation in the regional county municipalities (RCMs) of Abitibi, Abitibi-Ouest and Témiscamingue, mines in the RCM of Vallée-de-l’Or and on the territory of the city of Rouyn-Noranda as well as agriculture in the RCMs of Témiscamingue and Abitibi-Ouest.

The primary and secondary sectors represent 30% of the jobs in the region, while the service sector, health sector and education sector represent 70% of jobs.

Abitibi-Témiscamingue has a labour shortage in several activity sectors, particularly in health and mining.

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