The city of Rimouski is the “oceanographic capital” of Quebec. With its blend of urban and rural lifestyles, this municipality in the Lower St. Lawrence region is home to a wide variety of activities. What’s more, with some 50 cultural organizations present and a number of art galleries, it is the cultural hub of the region.
Rimouski is known as a regional capital because of its concentration of goods and services companies and government bodies (e.g., TELUS Québec, Hydro-Québec regional service centre, courthouse, federal and provincial government agencies, etc.). The fact that the headquarters or regional offices of many of these organizations are located here contributes significantly to the city’s economic vitality.
Its organizations specialized in applied research in maritime technology (Innovation maritime) and intermodal maritime transportation (CFoRT) make Rimouski Quebec’s centre for maritime technology. Many researchers come to the city every year to seek training and hone their skillsAmong others, recognized for its leadership the Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ) is the only francophone maritime training venter in Canada. They assure the workforce’s training and improvement.
Relais Nordik is headquartered in Rimouski.