- Purchase the complete Expat Arrivals Montreal Guide (PDF)
Montreal has a semi-continental climate with warm, humid summers and blistering cold winters. The harsh Canadian winters will be the biggest adjustment for expats moving to Montreal. Temperatures can drop to -4°F (-20°C) and can feel even colder with the wind chill. The coldest month is January when the temperature averages at 14°F (-10°C). Expats will see a lot of snow in winter with some rain and sleet at times.
The suburbs tend to be a few degrees colder than the city centre in winter, and expats should be aware of ice on the roads and sidewalks.
Summers in Montreal are warm and rainy, and can be very humid. The temperature in July averages around 77°F (25°C) and expats can expect lots of sunny weather.
Expat Health Insurance
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GeoBlue is one of the best international health insurance plans for US expats abroad or internationals residing in the USA. The GeoBlue Xplorer plan includes worldwide coverage and great customer service with access to a premium international network of hospitals and doctors including the Blue Cross Blue Shield network in the USA.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.