Laval has the special feature of being both a region and a city. Located on an island north of Montréal, Laval offers a living environment that combines green spaces, commercial sectors and residential neighbourhoods. At the crossroads of several road and railway networks, Laval is easy to access and constitutes a hub between Montréal and regions to the north.
Population : 437 413 inhabitants
Area : 246 km²
Cities : Laval
Emerging economic sectors : Biotechnologies, information sciences, agrifood production and processing
Economy and employment
The region of Laval has a major manufacturing sector. Moreover, the burgeoning biotechnology, information sciences and agrifood production and processing sectors are contributing to the region’s economic vitality.
In the service sector, the greatest job growth is in business management, professional, scientific and technical services, healthcare and commerce.
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