For its highly strategic location

A natural gateway to Northern Quebec, Saguenay unique for its deep-water ports accessible 365 days a year.   The Port of Saguenay’s infrastructure and its IP zone give businesses direct access to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the North American rail network.

While Saguenay has recognized infrastructure to facilitate access to the north, it is also close to major transportation routes in North America and major centres. Saguenay is two hours from Québec City by car and less than 55 minutes from the City of Montreal by plane.

For its transport infrastructure

Air, land, sea: Saguenay is particularly interesting for its intermodality.   It has a modern four-lane divided highway that connects to the Québec City region, a rail network contiguous to a year-round deep-water port for larger ships, and an airport with two airstrips that can accommodate any type of aircraft.

For its skilled workforce and recognized expertise

The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region has a pool of skilled labour.   Over the years, this workforce has been involved in the creation of major projects in different industries and has developed recognized and sought-after expertise worldwide.   Investors and entrepreneurs therefore have access to a specialized pool of labour and technical expertise, both in the primary, secondary and tertiary industries.

For the quality of life

The proximity to nature, the vibrant cultural life, the more affordable cost of living, the presence of all services and the peacefulness make Saguenay a good place to live. A safe city, we find in Saguenay all the advantages of a big city without the inconveniences. No wonder the city is at the top of the Quebec population satisfaction rate with life. (Statistics Canada, 2015)

For the educational institutions and their training programs

Saguenay has a solid educational infrastructure with a world-class university, a university hospital, general and vocational colleges, and private schools. There are also English language schools on its territory.
These institutions adapt to the needs of the market by creating customized training programs to meet business demands.

I believe in my region

Take a stand in respect The I believe in my region movement is to take a stand in favor of major projects that want to settle here, to express it publicly in respect of other opinions so that we can develop Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean together.

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