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HugoM2CHugoM2C Posts: 158Administrator M2C Team

Howdy!

If you're thinking of moving to Montreal or recently got here, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. I've been here for eight years now, feeling every type of weather and exploring (nearly) every neighbourhood. I like to think that after nearly a decade, I'm now part-Montrealer :)

N'hésitez pas à m'écrire en français. 

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  • Gaurav541Gaurav541 Posts: 1Member Newcomer

    Hello Hugo, hope you are having an amazing day. my name's gaurav. I'm from India. I'm a student. I am currently enrolled in herzing college. I'm coming to Montreal on 1st week of September. I have no family or friends to turn to. Can you provide information regarding affordable temporary accommodation. I signed up this web forum yesterday and came across your post. Can you please help me out.

    Thanks and regards

    Gaurav kumar

    [email protected]

  • HugoM2CHugoM2C Posts: 158Administrator M2C Team
    edited August 2019

    Hiya @Gaurav541, no problem at all. First, you're coming at a great time! September is my favourite month of the year. The days are warm, the evenings a bit cooler. You'll love it here.

    There are a few ways to get temp accommodation:

    Kijiji: https://www.kijiji.ca/b-a-louer/grand-montreal/c30349001l80002

    Kijiji is one of the most popular (if not, the most popular) online resources for temporary accommodation in Montreal.

    Craigslist: https://montreal.craigslist.org/?lang=en&cc=us

    Craigslist is also a great resource.

    Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.ca/

    For short-term rentals, try Airbnb.

    Here are a few rules to go by:

    • Beware of scams, don't hand over money if you have any reason to believe the deal isn't real
    • Know your budget
    • If you don't have a car, try to get somewhere near a Metro station or regular bus route
    • Have an area of the city in mind. Here is a great overview of neighbourhoods; https://moving2canada.com/where-to-live-in-montreal-neighbourhoods/

    This page may also prove useful: https://moving2canada.com/living-in-montreal/

  • EyadEyad Posts: 1Member Newcomer

    Hi Hugo, I hope you are doing well in Montreal :)

    Me and my family (wife and two children) will be moving to live in Canada/Montreal in a couple of months. I am still not able to decide which neighborhood to live in although I have read many articles about where to live in Montreal including the ones in moving2canad website.

    I am looking for a good place for families with kids where many people are English speaking or bilingual.

    Thanks,

    Eyad

  • SherlynSherlyn Posts: 1Member Newcomer

    Hello Hugo, hope you're doing well in Montreal.

    My partner and I are on the process of migrating to Canada and is interested to move to Montreal. Is it a necessity to be able to speak French given that it's a french speaking state? Is it also a requirement to be able to speak french in order to find a job there?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Sherlyn

  • HugoM2CHugoM2C Posts: 158Administrator M2C Team
    edited October 2019

    Hi @Eyad , I'm happy to help. Do you plan on using a car? That'll help me narrow down your options. Most of the areas that would fit your criteria are in the western half of the island, and I can name some neighbourhoods based on your intended way of getting around.

  • HugoM2CHugoM2C Posts: 158Administrator M2C Team

    Hi @Sherlyn

    French is always a big asset, but whether you'll need it or not for work depends on the type of work. What work do you intend on doing here?

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