Your company in Saint-Hyacinthe

To establish your industry
in Saint-Hyacinthe

industrial areas

  • 3 industrial parks
  • 1 technology park dedicated to the agri-food, veterinary and agri-environmental industry
  • Numerous industrial spaces for rent
  • Specialized incubators for start-up companies

access to

  • Some 2 000 students graduate from the local schools of higher learning each year
  • More than 500 of these graduates specialized in agri-food
  • University city: University of Montréal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2 colleges: Saint-Hyacinthe College of General and Vocational Education (CEGEP) and the Saint-Hyacinthe Agri-Food Technology Institute (ITAQ)
  • A centre for vocational training

Lowest business
location costs

  • According to a KPMG study, Saint-Hyacinthe has the second lowest business location and operating costs in North America
  • Tax credits and advantages


  • Direct, strategic access to a market of some 110 million consumers
  • On the outskirts of the Greater Montréal Area
  • Less than an hour-and-a-half drive for nearly half of Quebeckers


  • Recognized as one of Eastern Canada’s main industrial and economic areas
  • Saint-Hyacinthe is served by the country’s major highways and railways:
    • Highway 20 (TransCanada Highway) 5 km
    • Route 135 (Sorel – U.S.A.) 5 km
    • Route 116 (Québec City – Montréal) 0 km
    • Route 137 (U.S.A.) 0 km
    • Route 139/55 (Trois-Rivières – U.S.A.) 35 km
    • Served by the CN and CP railway companies
  • Near the U.S. border and North America’s large urban centres


  • Our property fund can help you rent a building or industrial space set up specifically for your project

A vibrant
business environment

  • Canada’s Hottest Job Market* – According to a study by Express Employment Professionals
  • The leading city in Quebec for quality of life and industrial dynamism – According to a study by Journal de Montréal – 2008
  • One of the top 30 best business cities in Canada – According to a study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) – 2010
  • The top entrepreneurial city in Quebec and twelfth in Canada – 2012 (CFIB)

World’s Best
Emerging Research Park

  • In 2011, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) named Saint-Hyacinthe’s City of Agri-Food, Veterinary and Agri-Environmental Biotechnology the “World’s Best Emerging Research Park.”
  • That same year, it was the only technology park in Canada and one of only two in North America (along with a park in San Diego, U.S.A) to be part of a prestigious study PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted for the European Commission on the performance of bioclusters. Of all the parks studied, the City was ranked at the same development level as parks in Paris, Oslo and Munich, behind only Cambridge and San Diego.

The support
of a recognized,
award-winning team

  • Business start-up and location assistance
  • Industrial space rental or purchase assistance
  • Assistance in obtaining public and private financing
  • Project development support in your industry

Technological support

  • 20 leading research and development groups
  • 200 permanent, world-class researchers
  • 17 development support organizations