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Living in Montréal


A Québec metropolis that is considered to be one of the top cities in North America, Montréal welcomes thousands of students from all over the world every year. They choose Montréal primarily for the quality of education that is available, but also for the quality of life that the City offers.

Located on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, Montréal boasts numerous and diverse attractions. Primarily French, the city is also home to a very large English population, along with many other cultural communities, contributing to its cosmopolitan flavour. Montréal is a very human city, where you can feel safe as you discover the lively neighbourhoods, the plentiful green spaces, restaurants to suit every taste and budget, and the numerous festivals and international cultural and sporting events that take place every year. Montréal is situated close to the countryside and the mountains, which makes it easy for outdoor lovers to enjoy every season to its fullest.

Only 1 hour from New York by plane, and situated within 100 kilometres of the US border, Montréal is renowned for its economic vitality. From engineering to telecommunications, aeronautics, informatics and biotechnology, many world-leading companies, corporations and industries have chosen Montréal as the location for their head offices.

Right in the heart of this vibrant city with its well-established industrial network, École de technologie supérieure welcomes an ever-growing number of students who are seeking to pursue their studies in applied engineering in a major educational institution.

To learn more before you leave, as well as planning your studies and your stay in Montréal, download the International Student Handbook (PDF).



Useful links

Festival international de jazz de Montréal

Festival Juste pour rire

FrancoFolies de Montréal

Festival Montréal en lumière

Fête des neiges de Montréal

Canadiens de Montréal
Centre Bell