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We encourage the development of Outaouais business communities by directly assisting this region’s businesses and organizations with their projects.

Overview of the region

Outaouais region benefits from its proximity to the major urban centres of Montréal, Laval and Ottawa and to its reputation for international tourism. The economy is mainly based on the tertiary sector, tourism, forestry, agri-food and government administration.

Our business office is open by appointment only. If you are a CED client, please contact your Advisor.

Outaouais Business Office

259, boulevard Saint-Joseph, bureau 202,
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6T1
Phone number (toll free): 1-800-561-0633
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Intervention Strategies

Outaouais intervention strategy

Profile and priorities of the Outaouais region and the Antoine-Labelle, Argenteuil, Laurentides and Pays‑d’en-Haut RCMs

Success stories

MINI TIPI: Weaving Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together

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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.

Investissement Québec

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.

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