STUDYING IN MONTREAL,
YOUR SPRINGBOARD TO A BRIGHT FUTURE
Montreal’s blend of French and North American culture, combined with a vibrant economy, make it an excellent choice for international students! The city is a hub for several high-tech industries, including artificial intelligence and video games. The job market is large and accessible, offering good long-term employment opportunities.
The city of Montreal is located in the province of Quebec, in Eastern Canada. In many ways, it is a perfect location—less than a 90-minute flight from Toronto and New York City, and under an hour’s drive from the US border.
Top city for international students
According to a poll published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, which ranks the world’s 100 Best Student Cities, Montreal was rated the top city worldwide for student experience based on a desire to remain in the city after graduation. Montreal’s openness to diversity, its rich and varied culture, the quality of its educational institutions, its vibrancy and affordable housing are among the factors that have propelled the city to the top of the global rankings.
Affordable cost of living
In Montreal, the costs of housing, public transit, consumer goods and leisure activities compare favourably with those of other Canadian and worldwide cities. Accommodation is up to two times more affordable than in other North American and European cities. Health care and education costs, as well as day-to-day expenses (food, clothing, etc.) are also very accessible to most budgets.
One in three Montrealers was born outside of Canada. Each of these many cultures contributes its unique touch to the city, with its products, foods, expertise and accents. Unlike many big cities, Montreal is a place where people can feel safe at night walking or taking the bus or metro home. With a homicide rate that is among the lowest of major North America cities, Montreal welcomes you in a peaceful environment.
City of opportunities
In addition to its booming job market, Montreal is a major player on the international stage in several sectors. It is a global hub for technology and innovation, home to thousands of high-tech companies; 5th worldwide in the video game industry; and 4th in visual effects. Montreal also enjoys a high profile in the fields of life sciences and aerospace.
This is a city for the future. Come be a part of it!