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With over a hundred years of history and three international accreditations, HEC Montréal ranks among the world’s best business schools.

HEC Montréal is a bilingual university institution with the offering internationally renowned management education and research. The School has been training future managers who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, since 1907. HEC Montréal’s excellence in management teaching and research is recognized worldwide. As proof, the School was the first in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. As an HEC Montréal exchange student, you will be surrounded by students from 142 countries all over the globe and benefit from a quality education known for its pragmatic approach and relevance in today’s world.


Canada is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometers in total, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border shared by the same two countries. Canada’s two official languages are English and French. The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto.

Ethnic groups living in Canada are 76.7% European, 14.2% Asian, 4.3% Aboriginal, 2.9% Black, 1.2 % Latin American, 0.5% Multiracial and 0.3% other. Currency is Canadian dollar. Canada has around 31,700 large lakes, more than any other country, containing much of the world’s fresh water. There are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains.

The City

Quebec is one of the 10 provinces of the Canadian federation. In Quebec, French is the only official language, and it is spoken by the majority of the population. However, Montréal is an international, multilingual city, where English and French speakers live side by side. Montreal is a dynamic university city that attracts top talent from around the world. Second in North America for the number of students per capita, it offers a stimulating environment for studies and research. It is also a vibrant metropolis, known worldwide for its tremendous variety of cultural activities. Montreal is a truly unique city – safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. It’s easy to see why Lonely Planet chose Montreal as the second happiest place in the world. From a history of cutting-edge architecture to icons like Leonard Cohen and Mordechai Richler, to storied Old Montreal and the legendary Schwartz’s Deli, the city thrives on art, culture and history.

Student Life

In this document everything about campus facilities, housing, health insurance, working possibilities and other useful information can be found.


You have a possibility to live off-campus only. More information available here.

Travel Opportunities

Distances from Montreal to:

  • Quebec City: 250 km
  • Boston: 500 km
  • Toronto: 550 km
  • New York: 600 km

Places which you need to see:

  • Quebec City-Capital city of Quebec and cultural center.
  • Mont-Tremblant – Skiing, camping, and hiking at this mountain resort town.
  • Gaspé – Small city on the ruggedly beautiful peninsula of the same name.
  • Gatineau-All the advantages of a big city without the inconveniences. Just
    outside Ottawa,
  • Magog-Popular vacation town on Magog Lake, base for exploring the Eastern Townships
  • Saguenay – Gateway to the North.
  • Sherbrooke – Largest city in the Eastern Townships.
  • Trois-Rivières – Located halfway between Montreal and Quebec City on the St Laurent River