The Cost of Living in Montreal vs Toronto

They’re 541.7km apart. 5 hours and 48 minutes by car (pending traffic, of course). 5 hours and 32 minutes by train. 1 hour and 15 minutes by plane. 112 hours by foot (though you’d have to be insane to even attempt it). And yet, despite the remarkably close proximity between two of Canada’s largest [...]

Finding the Right Daycare in Montreal: The Way to Go (2/2)

Last week we were giving you parent-to-parent insights on the daycare system in Quebec and how to choose the right type of provider. Today we offer young parents relocating to Montreal step-by-step advice and strategy to help you overcome the shortage of daycare spots and to find just the right provider for your children. [...]

9 Things About Montreal that You Might Not Know

If you’re new to the city, or even if you’ve spent your whole life there, here are 9 things about Montreal that you’re sure to find interesting. 1. The world’s very first hockey game took place in Montreal on March 3, 1875. There’s no record of who won the fight, or the hockey match. [...]

CPE, Private, Family: Choosing the Right Daycare in Quebec (1/2)

Dear parents relocating to Quebec, you will be happy to learn that the Belle Province has a daycare system for which the rest of Canada and many countries around the world envy us. That being said, finding your way inside it and, more importantly, finding the right daycare solution and provider for your beloved [...]

International Schooling in Montreal: Zoom on CIMF

The College International Marie de France located on Queen Mary between the metro stations Snowdon and Cote-des-Neiges is an elite French school for students from nursery school to high school, which creates a stimulating international community for relocated children. Our favorite young French expat Camille spent two years here and her international schooling experience [...]

Winter in Montréal 101: How to dress for the cold

Winter in Montréal 101: How to dress for the cold Canadians are world-renowned for being nice. But Canadian winters? That’s a different story. In Montréal especially, the winters can be mean, freezing, and occasionally, hilariously cruel. So if you’re planning a move to the Great White North, and Montréal in particular, here’s a step-by-step [...]

3 Ski Resorts In Quebec You Can Take Your Kids To

What better way to have some family bonding time than to learn new things together? If you can’t tell the difference between green and black pistes or — don’t worry, these Ski Resorts in Quebec have qualified bilingual instructors to explain everything both to you and your kids. You 'll also find ski lessons [...]

Cheers to Canadian beers

A well-stocked Canadian fridge will always include the following things: back bacon, maple syrup, and most important of all, beer. That’s because beer has been synonymous with Canadian heritage since early Europeans settled here in the mid-17th century. And any festive holiday party, adult birthday party or sloppy company party will prove that Canada’s [...]

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