The “Municipalité régionale de comté des Pays-d’en-Haut” (MRC)
The MRC offers workers the best of both worlds:
- A diversified job market in the Laurentians
- The highest employment rate in Québec
- Big city services (hospitals, public & private educational institutions, both French & English,) and, most of all,
- Wide-open spaces to live in and practice a multitude of outdoor activities.
- The MRC is the second region in the Laurentians that has maintained a steady rate of population growth; over the last 30 years, the population has increased by 114% as opposed to an increase of 23% for the Province of Québec.
- With a per capita income among the highest in Quebec, the MRC is renowned for its wealth.
- The level of schooling of the MRC’s residents is generally higher than the rest of Québec; especially where high school graduates (and equivalent) and university graduates are concerned.
- The MRC has a large French population, but the majority of its residents speak both official languages (French & English).
- Telecommunication services and hi-speed Internet are readily available within the MRC.
- The tax rate for residential and non-residential buildings within the MRC is highly competitive.
- The MRC is renowned for the beauty of its landscapes and its numerous outdoor infrastructures, such as its trail network for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, cycling, alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and quad, along with watercourses for nautical sports, golf courses and a plethora of cultural and gastronomic activities.
- The MRC is near many agriculture and food producers, commercial centres, boutiques and restaurants.
- The MRC benefits from energy costs for residential customers that are the lowest among major Canadian cities.
- Within the MRC, in order to meet the demands of a growing population, various public and private organizations offer health, schooling and child care services, subsidized or not, along with employment services.