Renowned for its exceptional quality of life, the Montérégie is becoming increasingly attractive to thousands of workers seeking a healthier, wholesome lifestyle in a close-knit community.

Over 800,000 potential workers

  • The second most populated region in Quebec after Montreal, the Montérégie is home to 11% of the immigrants who settled in the province between 2020 and 2021.
  • A talent incubator for highly skilled manufacturing workers, the area ranks first with over 100,000 employees in the sector.
  • 25,000 students expected to graduate from college in 2026: student enrolment in the public higher education network in Montérégie will increase around 10% by 2026, opening the doors of a job market to a pool of qualified graduates.

Bilingual population

Close to half (46%) of the Montérégie population speak both French and English, a higher average than the rest of the province (42.5%), a percentage that may vary between 17% and 60% depending on the area.

Sustained economic growth

Despite the overall issue of labour scarcity, employment growth in the area is slightly higher than the provincial average (1.36% vs. 1.12%). The number of people employed in agriculture, transportation and machinery is greater than in the rest of Quebec.

A large continuing education network to develop your skills

The Montérégie has a large network of educational centres to help employees develop their skills and improve business performance. For other recruiting options, several organizations can help with the talent search.

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