Education, Arts and Culture

Montréal is home to 11 well-respected institutions of higher learning, and its four internationally-recognized universities—McGill University, Concordia University, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Montréal—offer a vast choice of programs associated with the city’s cultural milieu, including design and digital arts, contemporary dance, theatre, music, industrial design and architecture, and urban planning.

    It is also the first North American city to be designated a UNESCO City of Design and is a member of the international organization’s Creative Cities Network. Montréal is equally Canada’s most bilingual and trilingual city, speaking over 100 languages, with over 120 ethnocultural groups represented in the Metropolitan Montréal area.

    Our Fashion and Film and Television clusters not only attest to Montréal’s creativity, but also its flexibility and ability to cultivate and retain top talent.