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Living in Montreal

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada located in the province of Quebec, and the fifteenth-largest in North America with a population of 1.78 million (2017). It is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada, with over 59% of the population able to speak both English and French.

In 2018, Montreal was ranked as an Alpha− world city (Alpha-world city is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network. The concept comes from geography and urban studies, and the idea that globalization is created, facilitated, and enacted in strategic geographic locales according to a hierarchy of importance to the operation of the global system of finance and trade).

Montreal is well known for its festivals, among the most important in the world. The Montreal Jazz Festival and the Montreal International Fireworks Festival are the most important. The largest French music event in the world - Les FrancoFolies de Montréal - also takes place in Montreal. Other major festivals in Montreal include the Montreal Beer Festival, the Just for Laughs Humor Festival and the Montreal Reggae Festival

In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its annual Global Liveability Ranking and has often been chosen as the ideal city for students. So come to Montreal and study at College Canada!

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