Montréal is the largest city in the Canadian providence of Quebec. About half of the population of the province of Québec is concentrated in the city with a population of 3.6 million people. The majority its yearly growth is from immigration. Consequently, Montréal is a very multicultural city, with immigrants making up 28% of its population. The most frequent countries of origin for immigrants on the Island of Montréal are Italy, Haiti, France and China. French is the city’s main language with over 67% of the population speaking as a first language followed by English at 13%. Montréal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the Western world after Paris.
Called “Canada’s Cultural Capital”, Montréal is rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Montréal is an important center of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharamacuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, film and world affairs. In 2009, Montréal was named North America’s number one host city for international association events. It’s many cultural communities have given the city a distinct local culture.
Religion in Montréal
Historically, Montréal has been a center of Catholicism in North America with its numerous seminaries and churches. Approximately 85% of the population claims Christianity. Islam is the largest non-Christian religious group with 100,185 members, the second-largest concentration of Muslims in Canada. The Jewish community in Montreal has a population of 105,765 members.
Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?