An $8.6 million project for the CFRN

Vocational education students will soon be able to benefit from a modern learning environment thanks to an investment of $8,671,691 for the expansion project of the Center the Rimouski-Neigette formation.

The Minister of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Caroline Proulx, announced this yesterday on behalf of the Minister of Education, Jean-François Robberge. “Thanks to the investments made over the past four years and the investments enshrined in the Quebec Infrastructure Plan (PQI) 2022-2032), our schools will receive a facelift,” said a government press release.

“At the national level, the announced investments to improve school infrastructure
Québec’s 2022-2032 Infrastructure Plan amounts to nearly $2.5 billion for the 2022-2023 school year. These large sums, earmarked for adding space, replacing buildings and renovating them, demonstrate once again that education is a priority for the Québec government. In fact, more than $11 billion has been invested in the past four years to provide the public education network with stimulating, adapted and safe learning spaces for Quebec students, especially with the deployment of the new generation of schools. .


“Investing in education is investing in the future. I am therefore very proud of this investment in Rimouski. A significant investment that will also lead to very interesting economic spin-offs, as with any construction project, direct and positive effects on the lives of hundreds of people, starting with young people,” says Caroline Proulx.

“Education is an important factor for change, success and socialization and enables students to realize their full potential. And the school is the foundation. So today’s announcement makes me extremely proud. It shows that our government is once again taking concrete action to make education a priority. This large investment directly benefits the students and all the school staff who visit these places every day. By inspiringly renovating or building schools, we tell them that their school has an important mission and that we do what it takes to honor it. The continued commitment of the new generation of schools will certainly contribute to achieving this objective, not to mention that the renovation works that have been and are being carried out are an integral part of the economic recovery of the regions of Quebec, in particular by using local materials,” added Minister Roberte.


  • All announced investments are foreseen in Québec’s 2022-2032 infrastructure plan.
  • The size Add space focuses on school construction, extension and transformation projects and the acquisition of modular buildings or premises by educational organizations.
  • In total, this represents investments of more than $965 million in additional space throughout Quebec.
  • All school building and reconstruction work by educational organizations must fit in with the government’s new vision of a new generation of schools.
  • Measures Building maintenance and Elimination of the maintenance deficit are aimed at preserving or restoring the condition of school buildings. In addition, a total of more than $1.2 billion will be available for school renovations for the 2022-2023 school year. This should make it possible to complete thousands of school renovation projects throughout Quebec.
  • Over the past four years, the Quebec government has invested more than $11 billion in public education network infrastructure to add space, replace buildings and renovate them.
  • In four years, the government has doubled the PQI budget for education, from $9 billion to more than $21 billion.

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