Advantages

Facts about our community

  • Unique quality of life: city services with country benefits!
  • A great place to live, raise a family and grow old
  • Large green spaces, including parks, forests, trails and campings
  • Many natural attractions
  • Recreation, sports, culture and tourism
  • An exciting community of eight municipalities ranked among the top 25 communities to live in Canada (Source: Money Sence Magazine 2018)
  • Move freely and easily!
  • Smooth traffic flow
  • As of the Summer 2021, On-demand PR Transpo Intermunicipal Transit Service to keep you moving
  • Bilingual education, French and English, served by 43 institutions
  • One of the most affordable daycare networks
  • Affordable real estate and rental housing
  • State-of-the-art general hospital (2020 investment of $160M)
  • An easily accessible, bilingual and growing region
  • High-speed broadband network available to 97% of the population of Prescott and Russell

Workforce Benefits

  1. Easily meet official language standards: 85% of Prescott and Russell's population is made up of native French speakers who are fluent and bilingual;
  2. 4.7 million people living within an hour’s drive gives you access to a diverse talent pool: 25% of Prescott and Russell's local population is in the highly active 25-44 age demographic;
  3. The assurance of an educated workforce, professional and scientific knowledge and experienced personnel;
  4. A 2.5% employee turnover rate: 9,000 qualified workers work in the region and even more look for work locally. Ensure sector specific expertise in agriculture, which makes up 10% of jobs.

Benefit from an educated workforce

  • Bilingual employees (French and English)
  • Unemployment rate lower than the Canadian average
  • Large pool of highly qualified workers in various fields
  • Sales and services
  • Trades
  • Business, finance and administration
  • Education and public services
  • Management
  • Health sector
  • Agriculture and agri-food sector