Montreal, the home of MLS, is the largest city in the province of Quebec, located in the east of Canada. Situated approximately 200km from Canada's capital Ottawa, and less than two hours flight from Toronto and New York City it is easily accessible and a great base for travel.
Quebec is Canada’s francophone province, and the city of Montreal is the most bilingual in the country. Home to several international companies and thousands of international students, up to 80% of the city’s young population are estimated to be able to hold a conversation in both English and French. The result is a city which is a fusion of North American and French culture, and is never short of new things to try, interesting people to meet and unique experiences.
Old Montreal is full of cobbled streets, chic boutiques, street cafes and Parisian style architecture, including the awe-inspiring Notre Dame, the oldest Catholic Church in the city, dating back to 1656. The city also spoils visitors for choice when it comes to museums, boasting everything from The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, to the Point-à-Callière museum of the history of the city, to the Musée du Costume et du Textile du Québec there is truly something for everyone.
The city also boasts several greenspaces, such as Mont Royal park, designed by the same architect who designed Central Park in New York. For the more adventurous, there is also the option to travel to the summit of Mont Royal and enjoy the spectacular skyline views and appreciate the setting of the city against the stunning natural backdrop.
Montreal is an incredibly cultural and vibrant city and street festivals of all kinds are celebrated throughout the year, providing the perfect chance to interact with the locals, and discover new food, music and art.
This high-quality of living and educated populace also draws international companies to the city, with approximately 60 international corporations currently based in Montreal, making it an ideal location for building a career.