Located in the heart of the Côte-Nord, the Sept-Rivières RCM is a major strategic hub for the development of northern Quebec's natural resources, thanks to its world-class rail and port infrastructure, including the largest mineral port in North America and the industrial facilities of the mining companies Arcelor Mittal and I.O.C. and the Société Ferroviaire et Portuaire de la Pointe-Noire.
In addition, the presence on its territory of Aluminerie Alouette, the largest aluminum smelter in the Americas, ensures economic diversification complemented by fishing, tourism and services activities.
The Sept-Iles Airport, the third largest airport in Quebec, provides daily air travel to major national urban centres, particularly for business and tourism customers.
A dynamic and welcoming environment, different cultures coexist here, including those of the Innu communities of Uasaht and Maliotem and those of the cities of Port-Cartier and Sept Iles in a larger-than-life maritime and forestry environment of more than 38,754 km2.