The Côte-Nord region, situated in the northeast of the province, is the second largest region in Québec. Over 50% of the population lives in the two equally important regional hubs—the cities of Sept-Îles and Baie-Comeau. Sept-Îles’ economic foundation is mining development and aluminum production while that of Baie-Comeau is primarily based on hydroelectric development, aluminum production and forestry processing.
Population : 91 546 inhabitants
Area : 236 664 km²
Cities : Sept-Îles, Baie-Comeau, Port-Cartier
Emerging economic sectors : Mines, hydroelectricity, agrifood, tourism
Economy and employment
Côte-Nord’s economic structure is based in large part on natural resource exploitation and, to a lesser extent, on processing. Mining, forestry, hydroelectric power generation, commercial hunting and fishing as well as aluminum processing are the region’s key economic activities.
The most promising professional opportunities are in the fields of natural and applied sciences as well as sales and services, transportation, business, finance and administration. The fastest growing jobs are those involving technical skills.
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