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An available, skilled workforce

With over 104,400 workers living within a 50 km radius of Trois-Rivières, the area offers a particularly attractive labour pool. 


The industrial cradle of Canada is growing at a pace that could see its population increase from 135,000 to 147,000 residents over the next 20 years, a potential jump of 9.1%. 

A city of learning

The city’s high-quality education system, which includes a university, two professional development centres and two colleges, is helping prepare the next generation for the future.

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Attended by 14,500 students from around the world, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières embodies both knowledge and excellence. Its commitment to economic, social and cultural development attracts experts in leading-edge and emerging sectors.

Each year, the university offers 280 programs during its three semesters, notably in the fields of health, science, engineering, administration and education. It is also home to more than 40 programs found nowhere else in Quebec, further examples of its bold, original approach.

The following are just a few of the areas of study available :
  • Business administration 
  • Accounting
  • Computer science
  • SME innovation management
  • Engineering (industrial, computer, chemical, electrical and mechanical)
  • Physics, biophysics, energy and materials
  • Environmental science
  • Cellulosic materials and biomass conversion
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Podiatry, chiropractic, biomedical science, kinesiology and speech therapy
In addition, the Université de Montréal has a campus in Trois-Rivières dedicated to medical training. 

Professional and technical training

Catering to the needs of the job market, the professional and technical training schools play an important role in the Trois-Rivières education system.


At the college level are Cégep de Trois-Rivières, a public institution, and the private Collège Laflèche. For more specialized training, students have access to professional development centres Bel-Avenir and Qualitech.

The region’s professional and technical schools notably offer the following programs:
  • Civil, mechanical, industrial and metallurgical engineering
  • Industrial maintenance 
  • Electronics and industrial electronics 
  • Construction trades
  • Information technology
  • Mechanics
  • Aeronautics

Pre-school, elementary school and high school

Trois-Rivières has 28 elementary schools and seven high schools providing public and private education in French or English. Certain institutions have international programs for pre-school, elementary school and high school students.

To help young families, Trois-Rivières enjoys a large network of early childhood centres, private daycare centres and subsidized home daycares.