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Located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Lanaudière region is a continuation of the urban expansion of Montréal and Laval. Lanaudière is experiencing significant demographic growth, which is spurring accelerated economic development.


Population : 507 154 inhabitants

Area : 12 308 km²

Cities : Terrebonne, Mascouche, Joliette

Emerging economic sectors : Production of complex structures and metal components, furniture, agrifood production and processing, residential and commercial construction

Economy and employment

The southern portion of the Lanaudière region, which runs along the St. Lawrence River for some 50 kilometres, is characterized by lowlands ideal for agriculture, while the forest-covered northern zone is suited for the wood industry and recreational tourism. Most small and medium enterprises in the region are active in food, rubber, paper, housing, plastic products and furniture and offer good job prospects. The region is also developing an expertise in the production of complex structures and metal components as well as in the furniture industry.

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