Montreal identity card
- Location: I Area: 365 km² Population: 2 million d & rsquo Density Languages: the franc Change : Canadian dollar.
- Mayoress: Valé Number of annual visitors: 11 millions.
The strength of Montreal Americans like San Francisco, but studies show that young talent is no longer just concerned about their salary level. Dynamic and attractive (50% of Montrealers are under 39), the Montreal region is the 2nd economic hub of Canada. It alone represents half of the wealth produced in the province, creates the majority of jobs and enjoys good economic vitality (GDP growth of 3,8% in 2018).
Since the 1960s, it has been supplanted by Toronto as the financial capital, but it nevertheless retains the strengths of choice in the field of high-tech industries: IT, aeronautics, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals ...
Qualified and often bilingual show.
Finally, another asset, the tourism, with more than 11 million visitors each year.
Black dot on the board: the rate of unemployment of Montreal, about 5,7% in 2019, is a little higher than in the rest of the province.
Another difficulty, the housing cost. 29% of Montreal households spend more than 30% of their income on rent (a rate that drops to 15% for Quebec as a whole).