Montreal is considered one of the most diverse cities in all of Canada, and can even be compared to be as diverse if not more diverse then Toronto for the size of the city and how the province accommodates new Canadians and ones that have already moved to the country and now call it their home, however sometimes many factors become involved when trying to move to Montreal not only from within the province but from other provinces as well.
Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest city in the country of Canada, which also ranked thirty- fourth out of two hundred and eighty nine cities globally for innovation across multiple sectors of the urban economy and can often be the first choice for new business and residents to move to the city.
If deciding to move to the beautiful city of Montreal, doing some research about the history of the city or even current policies may help making a move to the city more successful and stress free. Due to provincial legislation known as the charter of the French language (bill 101) the official language of the province is French, which is spoken by almost half of the population currently residing in the city of Montreal.
Montreal is made up of nineteen large boroughs that are subdivided into smaller neighborhoods so often finding out some information about your desired borough will ensure you have made the right choice not only for your move but your future place you will now call home, often if you are speaking english as a first language there are many neighborhoods within Montreal that can accommodate your language barrier making shopping or choosing a public school for your children a lot easier.
Before to move to Montreal, you must know some of the surrounding cities that make up Montreal as a city - are the following: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Cote-des-Neigs, Notre-Dames-de-Grace (NDG), Lachine, LaSalle, Le Plateau-Month Royal, Le Sud-Ouest, LIle-Bizard-Sainte Genevieve, Mercier, Hochelaga-Masionneuve, Montreal-Nord, Outremont, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Riviere-des Prairies-Pointe aux Trembles, Rosemont, La Petite- Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Leonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, and Villeray-Saint Michel Parc Extension. The city of Laval is also located north of Montreal but is not apart of the city limits.
Often when choosing a new apartment or even a home in the city of Montreal can also be an easy task as often everyday there is a new listing for either of these desired dwellings so it often breaks down into what your looking for.
If you are moving to Montreal from another province such as Ontario,Quebec the city and province uses a different system for designating the size of a room. For example what would be listed as a one bed room apartment in Ontario, would be described as a two and a half (2-1/2) or if you were looking for a two bed room apartment in Montreal it would be described as a four and half (4-1/2.) Finding out this type of information before moving to the city will not only save you some stress but also some embarrassment if trying to move your family and possessions to a new apartment and find out that it was a lot smaller then originally intended, so dong your research will always be your best decision in any move. If you are experiencing in navigating the world wide web, these following websites can assist you In searching for apartments or homes listed by the owner or by a real-estate group or for basic advice and what to look out for when selecting a dwelling in the city.
Another great service in the city of Montreal that will help make the right decision on choosing a new apartment or home is the metro system (public transportation.) In 2010 the societe de transport de Montreal or STM for short was voted number one in all of North America for their amazing services to the residents of Montreal. Often when trying to make a decision on a new apartment or home its always good to find out how far you will be from the closest metro stop. This can often save you time when trying to get to a new job if you have no personal transportation, or if you have children that may want to experience the city and need a safe and reliable mode of transportation.
If you have not yet decided on a moving company to assist in your move, often finding a moving company in Montreal to help you will be one of the best decisions made. Due to the some of the information listed above, a company in Montreal will already know the city better then a company from your original hometown or city. They will be able to navigate the city streets in a professional and timely manner and as well will be able to speak French on your behalf in case you or your family have not yet sharpen your French language skills prior on moving to the city.
Another advantage with hiring a Montreal moving company will ensure you keep an eye out for important areas within the cities such as hospital, government offices, or even popular amusement areas that will not only help your future stay in Montreal more enjoyable but most importantly stress free.
No matter your decision on moving to Montreal from Toronto Ottawa, Kingston Hull, Gatineau, whether for work, amusement, post-secondary education, or retirement doing your research on the city will help prepare yourself and your family for your future years in a beautiful city like Montreal. Although much of the city has its own history and policies often no matter where your from Montreal is an excellent city for new Canadians or for other Canadians across the nation who want to experience a little taste of Europe in Canada.
Good luck and happy moving!
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