The Mauricie has welcomed more than 1000 new inhabitants

News 21 March, 2018
  • Jonathan Roberge

    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 00:16

    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 00:31

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    While Montreal has lost about 20 000 inhabitants from 1 July 2016 1 July 2017, the Mauricie, it has gained about 1,000 residents, show the most recent data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) published on Tuesday.

    During this period, 202 500 Quebecers have changed of region. The number, several have left Montreal to move outside the metropolis.

    “In Montreal, it is difficult to start a business. The cost of premises is very high, the salaries too. The Digihub, I was able to launch my business at a lower cost,” said Valentin Heinly, the CEO of Heinly Marketing, to explain his decision to move in the Mauricie region.

    “I didn’t like the traffic. This move allowed me to be closer to nature. There was also more employment opportunities here,” she said Carlos-Roberto Salatti Junior, who works for Integration Health of Shawinigan.

    The Mauricie and Centre-Du-Québec were particularly well performed game, displaying a net migration of around 1,000 people, equivalent to a migration rate of 0.5 % in each region. “This is their best balance of migration since at least 1998-1999, the first year for which data are available,” stressed the ISQ.