Centre Valleyfield, downtown’s heart
Population: 40,791, but serves a regional population of nearly 200 000 people.
Nearly 30% of the population aged 15 and over holds a post-high school diploma.
Unemployment rate: 8.3%
Number of households: 18,295
Rate of bilingualism among 20-64 year olds: 43%
Pool of over 19,000 resident workers
Nearly 5,800 workers from outside
More than 100 manufacturing companies – 2,900 jobs
More than 700 businesses and services – 5,000 jobs
High concentration of jobs in the institutional sector, particularly in health, social services and education