We encourage the development of Nord-du-Québec business communities by directly assisting this region's businesses and organizations with their projects.
Overview of the regionThe region’s industrial structure reflects its primary and traditional vocation, namely an economy based on its forestry and mining potential. Nord-du-Québec relies on goods and services SMEs, with a strong dependence on the mining and forestry sectors that are exporting more and more of their products and knowledge internationally. It is also home to a number of SMEs offering specialty services. The tourism and agri-food industries help further the territory’s economic diversification as well.
Profile and regional priorities of a vast area with a wealth of mines, forests and rivers and lakes
Our collaborators in the region
- CLD Abitibi-Ouest (in French only)
- Espace Accélération et croissance de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (in French only)
- Evol (formerly Femmessor)
- FP Innovations
- Indigenous Services Canada
- Natural Resources Canada
- SADC Barraute-Senneterre-Quévillon (in French only)
- SADC de Chibougamau-Chapais (in French only)
- SADC Matagami (in French only)
- SADC Eeyou Economic Group
- SADC Nunavik Investment Corporation
- Tourisme Baie-James
Our collaborators in Quebec
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Provides professional services to businesses in all sectors. Supports businesses seeking financing as they start up and grow.
Canada Business Network
Provides access to government business programs, business tools, forms, and online services.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Helps Canadian companies of all sizes succeed around the world.
Global Affairs Canada
Provides financial support and personalized advice to connect with potential foreign partners, pursue new business opportunities abroad and attract foreign investment to Canada.
Provides access to information from federal and provincial departments, as well as integrated information products and interactive tools for businesses across all sectors and at all stages of existence.
Supports SMEs, NPOs and businesses as they develop and seek financing.
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation Québec (MEI)
Supports the development of the Quebec economy, innovation, and exports by ensuring coordination and joint action among the various stakeholders in the economic, scientific, social, and cultural fields.
National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Supports SMEs in validating and developing new products and procedures. Financial assistance is awarded after the project has been assessed by an industrial technology advisor.
Réseau des SADC et CAE du Québec
Contributes to community economic development by providing business services: access to funding, technical assistance, and support for local, youth and women entrepreneurship. The network includes 67 Sociétés d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC) and Centres d’aide aux entreprises (CAE) across Quebec.
Ressources Entreprises (in French only)
Offers professional support and specialized information services on all government and private programs and services for all entrepreneurs in the Est-du-Québec region.