Montréal is a city made for students, hosting some of the best universities in Canada and worldwide, and providing diversity, a wide array of educational opportunities and spectacular nightlife! Getting a highly respected Canadian degree will increase your career prospects and value on the job market. Study abroad in Montreal and immerse yourself in one of world’s most livable cities!
Montréal benefits of highly-skilled workforce and remains an important centre of commerce, tourism and other economic sectors. Influential industries in Montreal include: aerospace, electronics, software engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, telecommunication, textiles and transportation.
Students in Montréal can easily find part-time jobs, internship opportunities and post-graduation work. Most such jobs are in the retail and wholesale sectors, and in the hospitality and food services industry.
Several companies and notable employers are headquartered in Montréal, like Ubisoft, Warner Bros., CGI, Framestore, Moment Factory, Rolls-Royce, Cirque du Soleil, Bombardier Inc., Nestlé, Ericsson, L’Oréal, ALDO Group, McKesson, and Zodiac Aerospace, to name only a few.
Montréal is often referred to as "Canada's Cultural Capital", because of its bustling cultural life and hundreds of museums, art galleries, historic sites, beautiful architectural constructions, events and festivals, and famous landmarks.
Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Montréal include: the Montréal Contemporary Art Museum, the Biodome, the Insectarium, Mount Royal Park, the Olympic Park, the Jaques-Cartier Bridge, the Old Port, the underground city, Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, the Museum of Civilization, La Ronde amusement park, Quartier des Spectacles, and more.
Montréal is also home to major sports teams including the National Hockey League team, the Canadian Football League team, and the Major League Soccer team.
A diverse city, Montréal has a high concentration of restaurants, with almost every single cuisine-culture represented. Some of the best shopping areas in Montreal are: Avenue Laurier, Avenue du Mont-Royal, Boulevard St-Laurent, the Jean-Talon Market and Boulevard Le Corbusier
With a gigantic student population, Montréal has a vibrant nightlife no matter what you’re into, from small pubs to electrifying clubs. You will find good places to party around the Crescent Street, St-Laurent and St-Denis streets, rue St. Catherine and rue St. Elisabeth.
Multiculturalism is a key element to the greatness of Montréal, and no matter where you come from, it will be hard to feel a stranger here. The city has one of the highest scores for student mix, a remarkable immigrant diversity and a growing number of tourists each year.
Illustrating this cosmopolite mosaic, Montréal is a city of two languages, French and English, but you will often hear other foreign languages, such as Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Vietnamese and Russian.
Montréal has a diverse climate, with hot and humid summers, and cold and snowy winters. July is the warmest month when average temperatures can reach 26°C (79 °F). The average temperature in January, which is the coldest month, dip to -9°C (79 °F) or lower. Like most places in Canada, Montréal’s weather can be quite changeable throughout the course of one day.
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A member of the Université du Québec network, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) specializes in application engineering and technology. Its activities are geared toward co-operative education, with a particular focus on developing new technologies and transferring them to companies.
HEC Montréal is a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and research.