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What Makes Greater Montréal a Pluricultural Pole of Attraction?

Greater Montréal is Everyone's Metropolitan Area

Over the years, Greater Montréal has attracted immigrants from all over the world.

According to data from the 2011 National Household Survey (Statistics Canada), one out of three people in Montréal is an immigrant. It is home to over 120 cultural communities from five continents.

Moreover, according to Statistics Canada, more than 50% of Montréal's population is bilingual and over 20% is trilingual.

 

Greater Montréal, a Globally-Connected Metropolis

Greater Montréal is open to the world. City-wide, you can find shops, restaurants and cafés offering products and culinary specialties from all over the world. 

Every year the metropolitan area’s global voices resound during the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique, Festival du monde arabe, Black History Month and the Francofolies de Montréal.  

And, thanks to the media, whether television, radio, Internet or newspaper, Greater Montréal immigrants are staying connected to what is happening in the world and maintaining ties with their countries of origin.

Because of all of these influences existing side by side, Greater Montréal can truly claim to be one of the most open-minded and welcoming places in the world! 

 

Photo credit : Eva Blue

Did you know?

Would you an idea of what Greater Montréal looks like? According to the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB), the youths and adults attending this school board speak 159 mother tongues and come from over 160 countries!

The youths and adults attending the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys speak 159 mother tongues.