The South Shore

The South Shore

The South Shore includes 40 municipalities within six regional county municipalities (RCMs) and stands out for its perfect urban and rural combination.

A solution to workforce issues

The densification of the greater Montreal area can be a response to labour force issues. It is the place of residence of nearly 50% of the population of Quebec and offers a pool of available workers for companies that choose to set up shop in the area. With a rapidly growing population, especially in the last few years, the South Shore has more than 500,000 residents spread over 6 MRCs and 40 municipalities.

An efficient public transit network

The area’s optimized public transit system is planned and organized on a metropolitan scale. Residents, workers, and students benefit from a well-structured service that makes it easy to move around whether for work or fun.

The South Shore, when urban meets rural

The Montérégie, a farming area par excellence, offers the best possible access to natural environments and the St. Lawrence River.

An unrivalled environment with a high population density, access to services and a direct portal to natural landscapes and rural areas of great heritage value, the Montérégie is the ideal mix of nature and culture.

Economic sectors in full swing

The Montérégie has it all! Freight transport and logistics, agri-food and agri-tourism, health-care centres, clean technologies, metal production and processing, construction, professional services, local businesses, and much more!

An exceptional location just a step away from Montreal

The proximity to the metropolis is not all the Montérégie has to offer; the region is also well connected to markets in the United States and Ontario by land, sea, and rail.

Hubs and industrial parks, logistics zones and industrial ports located in 6 regions of the Montérégie add to the benefits of settling in the area.

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The South Shore is one of the five sectors that make up the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal. The Table des préfets et élus de la Couronne-Sud represents 40 municipalities distributed in six regional county municipalities (RCMs). The Table partakes in the decisions related to mobility, transportation, economic development, land use planning, environment, and waste management. The Table’s representatives work to reach consensus and adopt strategic positions in collaboration with the authorities from the metropolitan area as well as with the governments of Quebec and Canada. 

Photo credit: Aerial view, MRC de Rousssilon; Appartement_pexels-expect-best; Bus Terminus-courtesy Exo