J'aime bien voir Montréal bien performer dans certains classements surtout quand on bat Toronto ! Hehe
Voici le dernier classement des meilleurea villes universitaires selon QS. Montréal est #1 dans les Amériques et #6 au monde.
Voici ce que dit QS sur notre belle ville:
Montréal is multicultural, multilingual and is widely referred to as Canada’s “cultural capital”. It performs well across five of the six indicators assessed, ranking within the top 50 for all of them except affordability.
Montréal is home to several of Canada's highest-ranking institutions, including McGill University (currently ranked 35th in the world and second in Canada) and the Université de Montréal (137th in the world, fifth in Canada). The city is also a regular contender in lists of the world’s best places to live – and it seems students agree.
While it might no longer be number one overall in the ranking, Montréal is 12 places higher in the student rank indicator than fellow Canadian city, Toronto, and is celebrated by students for its arts and culture, as well as for its friendliness and diversity.
None of this is likely to come as a surprise. As a French-speaking city in a largely English-speaking nation that has experienced mass immigration from across the world, Montréal is known for its multicultural makeup and inclusive ethos.
It’s also renowned for its laidback yet lively lifestyle, attractive boulevards, thriving creative industries, café culture, and eclectic range of arts venues, live performances and nightlife.
Je ne sais pas si il y a un fil sur le sujet ou si ça va dans une autre catégorie, donc je m'excuse d'avance si c'est le cas (Je suis nouveau sur le forum).
J'ai trouvé ce document récemment et j'aimerais le partager avec vous. Il s'agit d'un classement des villes nord-américaines selon le potentiel économique et la stratégie d'attraction des investissements étrangers (fdi).
Le classement de Juin 2019 met Montreal 3eme derrière Toronto dans la catégorie Overall Cities of the Future, mais 2eme derrière Chicago en ce qui concerne la Stratégie fdi (Toronto est 11eme ... hehe).
Même si ce genre de classement est un peu superficiel et subjectif, c'est quand même encourageant de voir que Montréal est perçu comme un pôle d'attraction majeur en Amérique du Nord. Les années ou Montréal était stagnante sont derrière nous les amis !!
Qu'en pensez-vous ?
fDi American Cities of the Future 2019-20-1.pdf
Montreal stands out more for quality of life than economic vitality
The report suggests Montreal isn't quite living up to its potential, but the city does have one card up its sleeve: quality of life.
PRESSE CANADIENNE Published on: May 22, 2018 | Last Updated: May 22, 2018 8:41 AM EDT "In Montreal, you don't necessarily have the salaries of Silicon Valley, around San Francisco, but you have a very good quality of life."DARIO AYALA / MONTREAL GAZETTE
Montreal continues to lag behind other large North American cities when it comers to economic vitality, according to a ranking produced by the Institut du Québec, but the city does have one card up its sleeve: its quality of life.
“In Montreal, you don’t necessarily have the salaries of Silicon Valley, around San Francisco, but you have a very good quality of life,” Jean-Guy Côté, the associate director of the institute, said in an interview.
“Studies are starting to show that the younger generations, people who have a lot of talent, aren’t only concerned about salary,” he said.
For three years, the research institute, a joint venture between the Conference Board of Canada and HEC Montréal, has compared Montreal to other North American cities. It looks at five categories: economic vitality, human capital, innovation, quality of life and attractiveness.
The ranking compares Montreal with Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, among others. It uses data from the most recent Canadian census, conducted in 2016.
La Presse Canadienne was able to consult the most recent report, released on Tuesday, in advance.
According to its conclusions, Montreal has several weaknesses when it comes to the economy but it makes up for it when it comes to quality of life.
Montreal has affordable housing, the crime rate is low and the public transit offering is diverse — all of which compare well to the 14 other large cities studied.
The economy: the weak point
When it comes to the economy, Montreal continues to struggle to stand out.
Even though 2016 and 2017 were very good years for Montreal, the city was ranked 14 out of 15 for economic activity in 2016.
In terms of economic growth, Montreal rose two spots between 2014 and 2016, but it remains in 13th place, tied with Philadelphia.
San Francisco was ranked first in both categories.
“Of course we can’t see the needle moving much yet. It’s going to take many years like this before Montreal can move up the ranking,” Côté said. “What Montreal can do, is to continue the strategy that’s already begun, that is, attract investors but also attract talent, so people who have a particular field or expertise.”
Improvements as well
The city’s results improved a little when it comes to attractiveness, innovation and human capital — which notably takes into account the percentage of residents who have a bachelor’s degree and the integration of immigrants into the labour market.
On those last two points, the researchers say the improvements are not enough. Montreal ranks 14th.
“Since 2013, there have been more Montrealers aged 25 to 64 who have a university degree. This increase of 1.4 per cent exceeds only the rate of the increase seen in Minneapolis, St. Louis and Phoenix,” they said.
As for innovation, the results are acceptable, according to the report, but Montreal has the potential to go much further.
Other observations from the report Comparer Montréal
Montreal was in 15th place when it comes to disposable income per capita, which was $28,600 in 2016. Toronto and Vancouver are just ahead, in 14th and 13th place respectively. “Note, however, that when private health care spending per resident is taken into account on both sides of the border, the gap between the other Canadian and American cities is significantly smaller.”
Montreal was ahead of Philadelphia, Boston and Pittsburgh when it came to the growth in the number of building permits. “Using a three-year moving average, the growth in the number of building permits issued increased from minus-7.7 per cent to 5.8 per cent.”
Montreal is in last place when it comes to the percentage of the population living below the poverty line. That percentage increased from 13.3 per cent to 18.9 per cent in 2016.
Montreal’s record on road congestion has stalled, falling behind cities like Boston, Philadelphia and Denver. Toronto and Vancouver remain in 12th and 13th place respectively. “Montreal wasn’t designed around automobile traffic,” Côté said. Many American cities were built around road grids.
by Vicky Fragasso-Marquis