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Montreal is affordable

Managing the  cost and preparing the budget are the most important considerations when you plan to study abroad. Compared with other popular destinations, Montreal is one of the most affordable cities to live in, making it the ideal destination for international students.

The living expense in Montreal is dramatically low compared to other cities of its size. It’s possible to live in the city on a tight budget of about C$1200 – C$1500 a month including housing, transportation, food and fun activities. The city boasts one of the lowest costs of living in North America. All full-time students will be entitled to the reduced-cost transportation passes for both metro and bus. The cost of materials varies by program and institutions, but plan for an average of about C$ 350 per year.

Generally, studying abroad in developed countries could be expensive, however the price level of tuition fees for international students is low in Quebec when compared to tuition in the United States and other Canadian provinces. This is due in part to the fact that the Quebec government provides manty funds and investments to public institutions which aims to keep programs accessible while providing top quality education.

Costs estimation

Settling in C$ 600
Winter clothes C$ 600

Total: C$1 650

 

Rent and utilities C$ 800 / month
Food C$ 300 / month
Transportation C$ 50 / month
Telephone C$ 35 / month
Miscellaneous C$ 200 /month

Total: C$ 1 385 / month

 

Prep year: Health insurance C$ 685 to 950 / year
Dental insurance C$ 120 / year

(FOR REFERENCE ONLY)

 

School books and materials C$ 350 / year

Prospective Professional

Here is the list of vocational training programs targeted by the Quebec government.

These programs have been targeted because they are in great demand in the labor market.

Type Program Name Length
DEP
Refrigeration
1 800 h
DEP
Stationary machining mechanics
1 800 h
DEP
Electromechanics of automated systems
1 800 h
DEP
Electricity
1 800 h
DEP
Automobile mechanic
1 800 h
DEP
Mechanics of heavy road vehicles
1 800 h
DEP
Industrial design
1 800 h
DEP
Machining
1 800 h
DEP
Welding
1 800 h
DEP
Health, assistance and nursing
1 800 h
DEP
Industrial mechanics for construction and maintenance
1 800 h
DEP+ASP
Secretariat + Legal Secretariat
1 935 h

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