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Educational institutions

Amazing learning opportunities are available in Greater Montréal in different sectors. Have a look at the following list if you consider studying here.

The Québec education system has four levels:

  • preschool education
  • secondary school education (general education and vocational training included)
  • college education (pre-university education and technical training)
  • university education

The education system in Québec is based on theoretical instruction and practical training to make a successful transition to employment.

Visit the website of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur to learn more about the Québec education system.

School boards (Vocational training)

School boards are local democratic institutions that organize pre-school, primary and secondary education along with vocational education for both young people and adults.

Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (Cégep - Pre-university and technical training )

CEGEPs are higher-education institutions offering career programs allowing students to get a job as soon as they get their degree and pre-university programs leading to university.

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

ÉTS specializes in engineering and technological transfer education as well as applied research.

École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP)

ENAP is a large public administration university. Its mission is to contribute to the development of public administration as a field of both knowledge and practice.

HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and research.

Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)

The ITHQ is a hotel management school specializing in tourism, hospitality, food service and sommelier training. The institution offers vocational (secondary level), technical (college level), advanced and university-level programs, as well as continuing education.

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

INRS is a university dedicated to fundamental and applied research, graduate studies and the training of researchers.

NAD – École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design

École NAD is a training and research institution in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts.

Polytechnique Montréal

Polytechnique Montréal, technological university, is one of Canada’s largest engineering teaching and research institutions. Polytechnique offers courses and programs in several engineering specialties: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, eletrical, industrial, computer, physics and more.

Concordia University

Concordia University is a public comprehensive university and provides thousands of possible paths to a degree. 200 degree programs and 7,000 courses are available.

Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal is one of the world’s leading research universities. It was founded in 1878 and has 15 faculties and schools today with 2,500 professors and researchers and over 65,000 students.

Université de Sherbrooke – Longueuil Campus

The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution with campuses located in Sherbrooke and Longueuil (South Shore of Montréal). The university has faculties, centers and institutes in the following areas: law, management, education, engineering, humanities, medical studies, health sciences, sciences and science in human kinetics.

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

UQAM offers more than 300 study programs in seven main areas: arts, communications, education, management, political science and law, science and social sciences.

McGill University

McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs.


TÉLUQ is a French-language university offering all its courses via distance education with over 110 study programs.