The territory of the Caniapiscau RCM is very large and includes the cities of Fermont and Schefferville as well as the two Indigenous communities of the Matimekush-Lac John Innu Nation and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.
The territory covers an area of more than 80,465 km², making it the second largest RCM in Quebec. Urbanized territories occupy less than 5% of the territory's surface area, the other part is composed of unorganized territories.
The MRC is one of the main pillars in the development of communities and its territory. You will be the first surprised to fall under the spell of Caniapiscau. To try it is to adopt it! A huge playground for summer and winter outdoor enthusiasts, a safe and healthy living environment that is available to you. Here, it's friendship, mutual aid, proximity to services and much more!
What does Caniapiscau mean? Of Cree origin, it means “where there is a rocky point that goes into the lake”.
Welcome to Caniapiscau!