Montreal is one the biggest city in Canada, and second major city and 15th biggest city in North America. More than %67 of population are Francophone. You can immigrate to Montreal through investment and without language certificate. Beside the beauty of this city, low living costs, property, education could be major reason to live in this city.
University tuition is lower than the others in Canada. In addition, this city has different financial assistance for students.
French language is real challenge in Quebec, but the government have a great facilities for new comers to learn French quickly for free, even in some cases offers grant for French learners.
Even though French is official language in Quebec, but still a lot of people speak English as if official language is English in Mc Gill and Concordia university.
Speaking French is not mandatory but could be considered an advantage for employers and social life in any city in Canada.