THERE’S NO PLACE in the world quite like Montreal. It's a city steeped in culture and infused with internationalism at the meeting point of the Old and New Worlds – it’s not uncommon for Montrealers to commute across centuries-old cobblestones on their way to their gleaming skyscraper offices. Montreal embraces its paradoxes and juxtapositions, and the result is a world-class city teeming with energy.
Of Montreal’s 3.6 million residents, nearly 800,000 were born outside of Canada. Some 220,000 are students at universities or other professional post-secondary programs, making Montreal one of the world’s most student-friendly cities. This goes beyond the usual amenities – our students thrive in the rich cultural milieu that Montreal offers. Whether studying in one of Montreal’s famous cafes, taking a hike on Mont-Royal, sampling local produce at the Jean-Talon market or taking in a show at the world-renowned Jazz Festival, students will find their university experience enriched by this effervescent city.
Two international airports and the world’s largest inland seaport make Montreal one of the world’s great meeting places for people, products and ideas – one reason for its ascendance as a commercial and industrial hub for aerospace, pharmaceuticals, software engineering, telecommunications and other next-generation industries. And its safe, socially vibrant setting makes Montreal one of the world’s most liveable cities.