Welcome home to Montreal

Montreal Guide

The Desautels Montreal Guide is designed to help people new to the city get settled in & feel at home. See what makes Montreal so unique. Photo: Nidhi Puri

Student life

Life in Montreal

Montreal is a bilingual city (English and French) located in the heart of North America. Montreal offers students a unique and enriching cultural experience in addition to an exceptionally low cost of living. It is often referred to as the Paris of North America. As for climate, there are four seasons where the daytime high can reach as high as 32°C in mid-July to -20°C in mid-February. Visit Living in Montreal.

Living and studying at McGill

Master students traditionally live off campus in downtown Montreal. For detailed information on apartment sizes, location, lease laws, subletting and tips on searching for an apartment in Montreal, visit the McGill Student housing website.

Join the networks

McGill Alumni Network

The McGill Alumni Network is composed of over 250,000 alumni living around the world. Over 30,000 of them are Desautels graduates, many of whom have built successful careers in the financial industry.



With over 30,000 alumni, 2,500 students, and 250 faculty and staff, the Desautels family is much more than the sum of its parts. The Desautels Faculty of Management launched the DesautelsConnect online network through the TenThousandCoffees platform so that the #DesautelsFamily could easily stay connected.

Learn how you can join