Economic Portrait of the RCM

The market being favorable to employment, the RCM is characterized by a particularly large job offer in forestry and in the vast trades offered by the mining world.



Several employability organizations are available to guide you in your job search.

Mouvement de la relève d’Amos-région (French only)

Services for youth aged 16 to 35 that promote social and professional integration, regardless of their social or economic status.

162 Mercier Blvd, suite #2
Amos QC J9T 2P3
Tel.: 819-732-8739

Vision-Travail (French only)

Service to help develop the employability of people experiencing difficulties in integrating into the labour market

509 1ère Rue Ouest
Amos QC J9T 2M6
Tel: 819-727-2359


Specialized employment services for people who can undertake a process that will eventually lead them to enter or remain in the labour market.

262 1ère Avenue Est
Amos QC J9T 1H3
Tel.: 819-444-5287

Orpaire Focus 50 ans et + (french only)

Services for people 50 years and older. Planning, organizing, and carrying out job-related activities and events for this age group.

113 Mercier Blvd
Amos QC
J9T 2P2
Tel.: 1-877-825-1032

Emploi et développement de Pikogan (french only)

Services for indigenous people living in Pikogan. Training, job search and last resort financial assistance.

55 Migwan St
Pikogan QC J9T 3A3
Tel.: 819-732-3358


(Val-d’Or Urban Service Centre - First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec)

Provide employment and training services and programs to urban First Nations, Inuit, and Métis clients.

190 Perrault Ave
Val-d’Or QC J9P 2H5
Tel.: 1-877-874-6605

Study Opportunities

Education is one of the areas of excellence of the Abitibi MRC. From elementary school to university, everyone has access to quality educational opportunities. An academic path is available to you:

  • Primary level: you will have the choice between conventional or alternative education, as well as the possibility of a music orientation.
  • High school: several sport-study programs as well as artistic orientations are available to you.
  • Post-secondary level: vocational, college and university training offer you the opportunity to develop your skills for your future career.

Depending on your vision of the future, here are different institutions that can guide you in your choices:


Nearly 20 schools
All accessible by school transport.

high school

2 schools, 3 pavilions
Located in Amos and Barraute.


Pavilions in Amos and Barraute


3 pavilions, 17 programs


Active campus with nearly 200 students


Training from 1st to 3rd cycle

Here are the coordinates of the main establishments where professionals, which are all under one roof, will be able to answer your questions regarding the list of schools, courses, and schedules:

341, Principale Nord St, Amos QC, J9T 2L8

Centre de services scolaire Harricana

Tel.: 819-732-6561

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue,
Amos Campus

Tel.: 819-732-5218

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue,
Amos Campus

Tel.: 819-732-8809