Life in Montréal

In 2017, Montréal is ranked #1 by the QS Best Student Cities index. In 2013, The Economist classed it as the top destination for foreign students! The cost of living is affordable, the streets are safe and you can get around easily in this urban setting on a human scale. Public transit on the Island of Montréal is one of the most efficient, rapid and punctual systems in North America.

Canada’s second largest city, Montréal is a major cultural, industrial, commercial and financial centre. In fact, the metropolitan region has the most diversified economy in the country. Montréal’s multiethnic population makes it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a rich cultural life that is well promoted.

Host of the International and Universal Exposition in 1967 and the 1976 summer Olympics, Montréal has an impressive international reputation. The city hosts many important annual events that attract a variety of world famous participants. These include the Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Films du Monde and the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, to name but a few.

Historic and modern at the same time, Montréal delights visitors with its warm ambience, unique European charm, and countless green spaces and large urban parks. Montréal offers residents a quality of life that no other city in the world can match.