The seat of Québec’s government, the Capitale-Nationale region is not only the main demographic hub of central and eastern Québec, but also the cradle of Québec. Rich in history, you will discover an intense cultural life and a prosperous and dynamic economy.
Population : 742 452 inhabitants
Area : 18 643 km²
Cities : Québec, Saint-Raymond, La Malbaie
Emerging economic sectors : Optics and photonics, the defence, security and civil protection industry, video games, geospace, life technologies and sciences, health food, tourism, green buildings
Economy and employment
The Capitale-Nationale region boasts an expanding economy, particularly in the service sector. The region also excels in several other sectors, particularly optics and photonics, defence, security and civil protection, video game creation and design, geospace (geomatics and business intelligence, etc.), health food, insurance, life technologies and sciences, tourism as well as green and intelligent building design and construction. The proportion of jobs in the tertiary sector is greater in this region than in the rest of Québec as the Capitale-Nationale is the seat of Québec’s civil service.