Economic Development

Right in the middle of the mining operations, Malartic is a central town in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, halfway between the towns of Val-d’Or and Rouyn-Noranda. The region containing some of Canada’s most vibrant and active mining operations.

Location is everything and Malartic capitalizes on it’s strategic position in the heart of the region’s mining industry, making it the perfect place for suppliers of the mining business.

Mining operations and suppliers maximize efficiencies and economies of scale, thanks to the prime location and accessibility to a dependable labour force. Malartic’s strategic position is reinforced by the presence of Osisko Mining Corporation and the construction of Canadian Malartic – the biggest mining project of open-air gold in Canada.

Malartic is a growing community with a promising future. Local economic activity continues to bring competitive advantages for businesses and industry settling here. With the national (and international) visibility brought on by the construction of Canadian Malartic, the region is enjoying a large influx of trade associations and contractors. This same visibility is facilitating the recruitment and retention of highly qualified personnel attracted by the promise of long-term employment.

Malartic is in the midst of an aggressive and dynamic year plan. The landscape is undergoing a metamorphosis. With low land acquisition costs and huge potential in real estate, developers are flooding to Malartic.

Towns thrive with a happy population and the people of Malartic are energized by the exciting local improvements.

A new elementary school, community centre, daycare and adult education centre are just a few of the things responsible for the resurgence of home-town pride.

The promise of a long-term future and the creation of family ties adds even more incentive for people to move and remain in this special part of the world.

Modern amenities, pristine lakes, rivers and forest allow residents – and employers – the opportunity to thrive in the Canadian experience.

Planes, trains and tractor-trailers. Malartic is easily accessible by all modes of transportation.

The Trans Canada Highway 117 goes through Malartic. Val-d’Or’s Airport is 20 minutes drive from Malartic and the one in Rouyn-Noranda is 40 minutes.

10 reasons to establish your company here!

  • In the backyard of an important customer Osisko Mining Corporation
  • Other clients located nearby
  • Outstanding opportunity for growth in the short and long-term future
  • Outstanding opportunity for growth in the short and long-term future
  • Able workforce
  • Good quality of life
  • Well situated location accessible to residential districts
  • Access to major roadway, railway and air travel
  • A strong local government, committed to the growth and nurturing of industry
  • A chance to “own” market share

Lucie Roger, OMA
Executive director
819 757-3611 ext. 223

André Vezeau, maire
819 757-3611 ext. 230