Montréal

Montreal, QC
Montreal, Quebec on a map

Population: 4,098,927 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.9% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (May 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 37 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 1,426 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people estimated to be:

  • Homeless: 3016 (2015)
  • Sleeping on the streets: 429 (2015)
  • In Shelters: 1,066 (2015)
  • In transitional housing: 1041 (2015)
  • Others (Hospitals, Prison, etc): 480 (2015)

HOUSING

  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 4.4% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.4% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $586/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $679/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $791/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 203,700 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 13.3% (2011)
  • No. of emergency shelter beds: 1,441 (2012)
  • No. of Transitional housing beds: 1390 (2012)*

 INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 14.5% (2011)

*These statistics are for the whole province of Quebec