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La Pocatière

University of Alberta, Faculté St-Jean



Minimum wage




Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de Fatima, La Pocatière, Québec, Canada

Welcome to La Pocatière

La Pocatière is a town located in the municipality of Kamouraska, on the shore of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, in the Province of Québec. Most of the placements offered in La Pocatière are located in the retail sector (restaurants, boutiques, flower shops, etc.). All of the work placements are conveniently located within walking distance of the residences. This region is known for its beautiful nature and breathtaking sunsets.


You would be staying in the residence of your choice, at your charge. You would be entitled to a $ 2.35 wage increase (per hour worked) to help absorb the cost of your housing.

Driving directions

La Pocatière is accessible through some of the main highways: Highway 40E, on the north bank of the St. Lawrence River (from Montréal to Québec city); Highway 20E, on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River (from Montréal and Lévis); or by way of coastal route 132, also called Route des navigateurs.


There is no major airport near La Pocatière, but you can transfer by bus, train or car from the airports of Montréal and Québec city.

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

By train

There is a train that connects Montréal and Québec City to the town of La Pocatière.
The Montreal-Halifax route route travels through the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region three times a week.

The train station is located at 95 Avenue de la Gare in La Pocatière (888) 842-7245.

VIA Rail

By bus

There are some buses that connect Montréal and Québec City to La Pocatière every week.

See the following for more information:

Autocars Orléans Express (1 888 999-3977)

Rideshare Community

Kangaride (1-855-526-4274)

Transit Network

There is a regional transport that connects different communities in the Kamouraska and Bas Saint-Laurent region.

Trans-apte (French only)

Taxis listing

Yellow Pages

Road condition and Traffic information

Quebec 511 – Road Network Conditions

Activities and Events

The people of the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region are very friendly. The beautiful landscape and the lively communities make it a very nice place to spend the summer. Here are some websites that provide information on events, festivals, and other interesting activities.

Quebec Original – Navigators’ Route
Tourisme Kamouraska
La Pocatière (French only)
Ste-Anne de la Pocatière – Carte vélo (PDF)
Ste Anne de la Pocatière – Boucle cyclable de la Grand-Anse (JPG) (French only)
Parc régional du Haut-Pays de Kamouraska – Facebook


In Québec, you must be at least 18 years of age to:

  • buy or consume alcohol;
  • have a license to sell alcohol;
  • consume Tobacco products;
  • sell or buy tobacco products.
Employment Standards

Act respecting labour Standards

Other information on Labour Standards in the Province of Québec

Medical Care and Clinics

If you need to see a doctor, please go to medical walk-in clinics to get non-emergency medical care.


Here is a list of medical clinics:

Clinique médicale La Pocatière at 1200 6e Av Pilote, (418) 856-4647
Quebec – GMF de Kamouraska (clinique médicale la Pocatière)


Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service. Dialling 8-1-1 promptly puts you in contact with a nurse practitioner in case of a non-urgent health issue. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone living in Québec can call Info-Santé 8-1-1 for themselves or a family member.


If there is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.