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. [...]

EcoVillages in Québec: A sustainable way of living

EcoVillages are an alternative form of living, which are becoming increasingly popular in Québec. As the name suggests, the EcoVillage is community oriented way of life, happening mostly in rural areas and following an earth-conscious philosophy. Off the grid and without centralized municipal resources like water and electricity, the communities typically rely on solar [...]

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 [...]

Enrolling children in English schools in Québec: Bill 101

Although Canada is primarily an English-speaking country with French as a secondary language, venture into the province of Québec and you'll find that the predominant language is French. In fact, French is the sole provincial official language, meaning that services, legislation, business and commerce are all conducted first and foremost in French. It also [...]

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 for getting the perfect gear for the winter season ahead. [...]

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 [...]

The CEGEP System in Quebec

One of the most confusing elements of Quebec's education is the CEGEP system, which stands for “College of general and vocational education” (Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, in French), and is a concept that is unique to the province. What's a CEGEP and how does it work? CEGEP (usually pronounced "See-Jep") is a public [...]

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