STRONG ECONOMY

DELIVERING THE BEST TO OUR 

WORLD

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LARGE INDUSTRIES

Sept-Îles is a shipping hub for high purity iron ore from the Labrador Trough and premium aluminum.

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  • Leading producer of iron ore in Canada

  • Transshipment site in Sept-Îles

  • Owner of the federally regulated QNS&L railway, linking the Labrador Trough to port facilities in Sept-Îles

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  • 100% Quebec-based company

  • Ore transiting through Sept-Îles (via the QNS&L railway) to be shipped around the world

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  • Mining company based in Minnesota

  • Ore transiting through Sept-Îles
    (via the QNS&L railway) to be shipped around the world

  • Major world producer of steel

  • Ore transiting through Sept-Îles (via the QNS&L railway) to be shipped around the world

  • Leading-edge facilities and equipment for handling natural resources

  • Shipping hub with railway infrastructure

  • Access to the Port of Sept-Îles multiuser dock, able to accommodate the largest bulk cargo carriers (300,000 t)

ALUMINUM

  • Largest aluminum smelter in America (in terms of production capacity)

  • Owned by a five-partner international consortium: Rio Tinto (Canada), AMAG Austria Metall (Austria), Hydro Aluminum (Norway), Investissement Québec (Canada), and Marubeni Metals & Minerals (Japan)

ENERGY

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  • Ten hydroelectric generating stations in the vicinity

  • Access to liquefied natural gas

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SME)

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FISHING

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  • Major regional fishing harbour in terms of landed value ($14 M)1

  • Very diversified aquatic fauna

  • Direct involvement of Indigenous populations (knowledge| sustainable resource management) | Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK)

  • Processing industry (UMEK)

  • Winter storage yard for boats

1. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, “Key Ports and Marine Sectors in Quebec by Landed Value”, 2019