Montreal is a diverse and dynamic city known for its "joie de vivre." It's a great place to live, with plenty of restaurants, a vibrant night life, rich culture and variety of conventions, and exhibitions. Montreal is famous for its annual Jazz Festival, Film Festival and Just For Laughs – the internationally known comedy festival.
Montreal is clean and safe. It has one of the lowest crime rates for a major North American city, an abundance of parks, skating rinks, ski trails and cycling paths just minutes from major business and cultural areas.
One of Montreal's most valuable assets is its low cost of living. Housing is readily available at competitive prices and a first-rate public school system offers quality education through to university. In addition, the public healthcare system guarantees access to free medical care for all Quebec residents.