25 years old, from France
When I was 17, I wanted to break away from the path that had been planned for me in France. To the surprise of my friends and family, I decided to go on an adventure and enrolled in university in Greater Montréal. I arrived here in 2009 to study business administration. It was the first time I had ever set foot in Canada!
During my university studies, I co-founded a company with my best friend and roommate to help connect local residents with businesses. Because it was so successful, staying in Greater Montréal after we finished school was a no-brainer.
It’s been eight years since I arrived and I consider myself a true Montrealer at heart. There is no better metropolitan area in the world to live in! I love everything about Greater Montréal: the people, the unusual architecture, the nightlife…
It’s a friendly region where social integration is easy. People from different cultures live together in incredible harmony.
This friendliness extends into the professional sphere as well. As an entrepreneur, I have approached people in senior positions who welcomed me with kindness and respect.
Originally from France, I feel totally at home in Greater Montréal. The metropolitan area makes me feel like I belong here.
My 3 favourite places in Greater Montréal
Chez Roger et Denise – This coffee shop was basically our office during the first few months that we were setting up our business.
Au Pain Perdu – This is my favourite restaurant for brunch. They have the best breakfast poutine in all of Greater Montréal!
La Distillerie – I lived next to this bar for years. They have fabulous cocktails and the staff are awesome. It’s one of the best bars in Greater Montréal.