Considering Montreal as your Canadian Immigration Destination?

Deciding where to live in Canada is one of the most important decisions that future Canadian immigrants make. It’s important that the lifestyle suits you and your family, and that you will be able to settle in well and establish yourselves.

What immigrant settlement services are available? What is the job market like? The community? The school system? Take time to do some research on your potential destinations in Canada.

Here’s a brief description of Montreal, Quebec, a very popular immigration destination, especially for immigrants from French-speaking countries:

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the largest city in the French-speaking province of Quebec and the second largest in all of Canada with a population of around 3.8 million. It is one of two large islands located on the St. Lawrence River, which leads to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.

Montreal is famous for its cultural life. Many important Canadian politicians, writers, film-makers and musicians hail from Montreal, and this is due to Montreal’s impressive city-wide and culturally imbedded appreciation for the arts. The city is well-known for its fashion and design, live music, film, visual art and theatre. The downtown core is always bustling with people at cafés and restaurants, as well as at the many accessible parks and green spaces.

Not only is Montreal a beautiful city, but it happens to be one of North America’s oldest cities, which is reflected in its architecture. The Old Port neighbourhood, a very popular tourist destination, maintains the old world European charm.

Montreal is a mostly French-speaking city, but has a significant population of native English speakers. Due to an influx of immigration from non-English or French native-speaking countries over the last few decades, many other languages are spoken as well.

The standard of living in Montreal is high. A safe and friendly city, crime rates are relatively low.

Montreal is a gem within Canada. It has its own nuances and style independent of the rest of Canada, and indeed Quebec. It is a captivating and inspiring city with a lot to offer. The people and culture are unique, and the city is beautiful in a way that is welcome in this part of the world. Montreal is an important immigration destination.

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Latest News

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