Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is comprised of cities and villages with a rich architectural heritage. Its thousands of lakes and rivers, immense forests and majestic river make this region a wonderful place to live.
Population : 199 534 inhabitants
Area : 22 185 km²
Cities : Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Matane
Emerging economic sectors : Marine biotechnologies, peat and agroenvironmental technologies, wind energy, tourism
Economy and employment
The proximity to the river, the presence of institutions of higher learning and research centres, the quality of cultural and community services, its strategic geographic location and abundant resources and infrastructure have opened the door to new opportunities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Wind energy, agroenvironmental and marine biotechnology projects are contributing to diversifying the region’s economy. Many jobs are also available in the metallurgy and transportation equipment sectors.