Quality of life

Quality of life

Discover the advantages of a “rurban” region with a lower cost of living: life is good!

A great quality of life at affordable prices

Living in the Montérégie means enjoying a unique environment with a lower cost of living than in most large North American urban centres. For instance, a single-family home costs a quarter of the price of a similar home in the Greater Toronto Area. Affordable rent, low-cost childcare, free health care and some of the lowest tuition fees in North America give the city more purchasing power than other major metropolitan areas.

Access to quality education

There are also many renowned educational institutions in the area.

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Quality higher education

5 university campuses

8 CEGEPs, one of which offers education in English

The only region in Quebec offering specialized training in veterinary medicine

Close to Montreal’s major universities

Skilled trade training

23 vocational training centres for quick access to the job market

More than 450 primary and secondary schools

9 French school service centres

2 English school service centres

27 écoles privées

Focus on health and social services

Access to free health care and social services close to home is essential and contributes to the social and economic development of the area. Our health organizations provide care and services adapted to the residents’ needs.

Quality health care facilities

8 regional hospitals

1 new state-of-the-art hospital under construction, a 1.7-billion investment

5 university family medicine groups

13 ambulatory centres

72 rehabilitation centres

Professionals at your service

More than 2,200 specialists and general practitioners in the territory.

Cultural diversity and a wealth of tourist attractions

A rural and urban environment, the Montérégie is rich in culture, heritage, and local flavours. A magic 11,000 km2 of breathtaking views awaits you.

Photo crédit : Rendez-vous urbains de Saint-Hyacinthe

Tourisme Montérégie

Nature and outdoor lovers reunite!

2 national parks, 12 regional and local parks

6 mountains, including 2 ski centres

2 UNESCO natural reserves

One-of-a-kind tourist attractions

Agrotourism and gourmet tourism

More than 1,000 km of cycling network, including the Véloroute Gourmande, and Montreal-Montérégie-Sherbrooke cycling circuit

40% of Quebec’s water sports centres are in the Montérégie

An ideal place to enjoy multiple non-motorized water sports

Culture, arts, and heritage: a region that has it all

A must-see area with over 80 museums, historic sites, and major festivals