The Great Lakes - St.Lawrence Lowlands is very diverse. The breadth of the multiculturalism provides a unique experience.
 
Montreal is a bilingual city, as it uses both French and English as its main languages. The largest European ethnicities in Montreal are broken down as: French 23%, Italians 10%, Irish 5%, English 4%, Scottish 3%, and Spanish 2%. By the end of 2012 there will be a population of 1,991,200 with 3.9 million in the Greater Montreal Area. As the population keeps growing, so does the cultural complexity.

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It has the second-highest percentage of foreign-born population among world cities. Foreign-born people has made up 49.9% of the population in the past (between 2001 and 2006). English is the main language spoken by Torontonians, but many other languages are spoken. Chinese and Italian are the second and third most widely spoken languages at work. The diversity of Toronto is  reflected in the ethnic neighbourhoods, such as Chinatown, Coroso Italia Greektown, Kensington Market, Koreatown, Little India, Little Italy, Little Jamaica, Little Portugal and Roncesvalles.
Ottawa has a dense population with about 1,680.5 people per km2. Most of the population growth is from relocation. As well, more than 20 percent of the population is foreign-born. About 37% of the population can speak both English and French, making it the largest city in Canada with both languages as co-official languages.

Quebec’s population is around 765,706, according to the 2011 Census. Quebec City is largely Francophone. About 3% of the population is a visible minority. Most residents are native French speakers, as 94.55% of the population speaks French as their mother tongue. Though most people speak French, more than a third can speak both English and French. 

The diverse cultures of these cities allows immigrants to easily transition into their newfound home. Different cultures are accepted and embraced making it the best place for newcomers to settle. As well the low crime and abundance of opportunities offers a great place for people to begin their own Canadian dream.

 
The Great Lakes St.Lawrence Lowlands offers a variety of educational opportunities for every type. 

Montreal is the home of many amazing Universities that allow students to indulge in both English and French Canadian culture. Such include:
• Concordia University
•Ecole de technologie supérieure
•Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
•HEC Montreal
•McGill University
•Universite de Montreal – Canada’s seventh largest university
•Universite du Quebec a Montreal – Canada’s fourth largest university 

Toronto has a wealth of prestigous and well renowned Universities and Colleges such as:
•University of Toronto - Canada's largest university located in downtown Toronto
•York University - Canada's second-largest university
•Ryerson University – Canada’s sixth largest university - 
•Ontario College of Art and Design
•Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology: (Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, Seneca College)
• Just outside Toronto is Queens University  and Waterloo – 2 highly respected Universities

Ottawa also offers some great Universities for Students to checkout. Here are some:
•Carleton University
•University of Ottawa – Canada’s fifth largest university
•Augustine College (Christian)
•Dominican University College (Christian)
•Saint Paul University (Christian)
•Algonquin College
•La City collegiate

For those Students wishing to incorporate both English and French into their education Quebec is for them. Some Universities include:

•Ecole nationale d’administration publique
•Institut national de la recherece scientifique
•Universite Laval

All these cities offer both world class education and an exciting and varied social life. As a student one can be exposed to working life early on as internships are very common. There are many other colleges and technical institutes in the surrounding areas which provide skill training. In summary, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands is the ideal place for a student looking for a good education upon which to build an accomplished career while enjoying a life full of opportunity.