Montreal, Canada Among Top 10 Best Places Worldwide for Newcomers
Montreal has always been a popular destination among aspiring immigrants moving to Canada. Inf act, between July 2020 and June 2021, over 33,000 newcomers moved to Quebec, with a majority of them going to Montreal.
With a plethora of job opportunities, excellent universal health care system, an affordable cost of living, and a rich culture, Montreal is undoubtedly a most chosen destination.
On top of it, recently, Montreal was ranked among top ten best places worldwide for newcomers, by a leading language learning site, Preply. Montreal grabbed tenth place and was the highest-ranking city in Canada as per the report. Another Canadian city that made to the list was Ottawa at 23rd place.
Best pathways to move to Quebec on a Canada PR
Montreal being located in Quebec, immigration process is a bit different than other Canadian provinces. Below are a few top pathways to move to Montreal:
For French speakers, the best pathway is the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), under which two PNP streams are managed for Quebec work experience holders and for those who have studied in Quebec.
Quebec Experience Program – For Those Working in Quebec
To be eligible for this stream, candidates must have at least 1-year of full-time work experience gained in past 2 years at any management, technical or professional level. They must be working in Quebec while submitting application. Candidates can gain this experience via a Canadian working holiday visa, international co-op internship or young professionals program.
Quebec Experience Program – For Those Studying in Quebec
This stream is ideal for candidates completing post-secondary study program in Quebec. To qualify, candidates must have at least advanced-intermediate proficiency in French, completed a post-secondary program or be completing within next 6 months in Quebec.