9How about… Montreal (Quebec)?

How about… Montreal (Quebec)?

Montreal Canada

Canada’s second-biggest city is a top destination for tourism in North America. Sometimes referred to as “Canada’s cultural capital,” it’s a no-brainer choice for many French speakers but also a tempting option for anyone looking to embrace a multicultural lifestyle in a vibrant city.

Why should I go to Montreal?

  • Montreal never really sleeps! With unmatched cultural offerings and world-famous events, festivals and nightlife, you’ll never be bored. And it’s a very livable city despite the hustle and bustle too.
  • It’s also an economically dynamic city with great work opportunities in many industries.
  • Even though the cost of living is going up, Montreal remains much more affordable than Toronto or Vancouver.
  • Montreal is ideally located at the crossroad of northern Quebec, eastern Canada and Ontario. It is also easy to fly to Western Canada or to Europe from Montreal.
  • All kinds of cultural and ethnic communities are represented and everybody feels welcome in this thriving diversity.

Just keep in mind that…

  • French is the official language in Quebec and a certain level of proficiency is required (or willingness to learn!) to find work, deal with all aspects of life and connect with the culture.
  • Note that Quebec is the preferred destination for French-speaking Working Holiday permit holders, so you’ll face more competition for typical backpacker jobs.
  • Skip Montreal if your main goal is to improve your English-language skills!
  • Montreal tends to be humid—winters are cold and snowy, summers are hot and stuffy.
  • Expect bumpy roads and year-round construction work everywhere.
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En PVT au Canada de novembre 2021 à 2023, je répondrai à vos questions avec plaisir. Pour le premier trimestre 2024, direction l'Amérique latine !

I moved from France to Canada on a WHV from November 2021 to 2023, followed then by spending the first quarter of 2024 in Latin America! Happy to answer all your questions.

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