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Housing

Finding somewhere to live is a major part of your move to Montréal. This section provides a general overview of the topic, along with tips for finding dwelling.

It normally takes a maximum of a week to find an apartment in Montréal. The average student pays around $600 to $1000 a month for accommodation, including heating, electricity, telephone, Internet service and housing insurance. Of course, this can vary depending on where you live, on the type of lodging and whether or not you want to live alone. Note that small, one-person (“studio”) apartments are relatively uncommon in the vicinity of the university, and that students frequently share larger apartments to cut costs.