5 great reasons

Saguenay offers competitive advantages that are favourable for establishing new companies. It's a location of choice with numerous opportunities!

reasons to choose Saguenay


Quality of life

The proximity with nature, the vibrant cultural life, an affordable cost of living, the presence of all services and serenity make Saguenay an environment that's conducive for establishing here. A safe city offering all of the advantages of the larger city centres without the inconveniences.

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Strategic location

Saguenay is located 55 minutes from Montréal by plane, 2 hr from Québec by car and is an entryway to Québec's great north. In addition, it's located along the main North American transportation routes.

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Transportation Infrastructure

Air, ground, sea: our city is characterized by its multitude of transportation methods. It has an airport, a four-lane divided highway that connects the region to city of Québec and a rail system that leads to a deep-water seaport

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Skilled workforce

Our city and region have an impressive skilled labour pool. You'll have access to trained staff in the primary, secondary and tertiary industries.

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Education and training

We have one university, two colleges and several vocational training schools in addition to private schools. We also have English language schools. These institutions adapt to the needs of the market while creating customized training programs to meet the needs of businesses. 

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