Why settle in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue?
This large region, rich in natural resources such as gold and wood, is also a vast wooded area with many lakes. With a population of over 147,000 on an area of 57,349 km2 of land, its density is 2.6 inhab/km2. Hence, neighbors won’t be too close by and residents can make the most of the economic advantages that this beautiful region has to offer. The various social and cultural infrastructures allow you to stay close to home and live within a human scale territory. Its main cities are La Sarre, Amos, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d’Or and Ville-Marie.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a Diverse Economy
In addition to its natural resources: agriculture, wood, minerals, which have allowed the region to develop for decades, the economy is now focused on secondary and tertiary sectors. Aware of economic issues; development relies on the consolidation of know-how to provide superior, resilient and lower-cost products. Services, shops, and transport are increasing. In addition, this region offers help to courageous entrepreneurs to allow them to carry out their projects. Major cities such as Rouyn-Noranda support research and work closely with the Chamber of Commerce.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Its Way of Life
A land of pioneers, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a region where the pleasure of taking on challenges just makes sense. It might not have the effervescence of a big city, but it comes with authentic, essential pleasures, such as wildlife, traditional life, and contemporary life. Here you will find men and women who will share with you their history, crafts, cuisine and their philosophy of life. Infrastructures will welcome you: health centers, educational centers, schools, colleges, and universities campuses such as those of Rouyn-Noranda or Val d’Or. The region has also developed its road, rail, sea and air networks to help with the transportation of people and goods.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Amid Sports and Culture
Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a vast playground. Within each of its cities, you will find gymnasiums, arenas and other karting or curling facilities. But the region offers, above all, a natural recreational space with its forests and lakes. You can enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing. You can also play hockey, golf, or enjoy aerial hebertism on an adventure raid at Joannès Adventure Park. The territory also has astronomy clubs, along with writing, sewing and art workshops.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue, an Eco-Friendly Region
Launched at the beginning of 2020, the Ecoleader Fund helps companies that wish to increase their performance by promoting eco-friendly practices. In addition, many companies concerned with limiting their ecological footprint decide to produce locally, such as Du fil pour la terre. Development in this region also depends first and foremost on the responsibility of each and every one of the organizations. Companies such as GECO support and promote citizen awareness with training, workshops and conferences to enable future generations to live better in a healthier world.
The world is changing and so is the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region; it’s time to settle there!