MONTREAL is U-Haul No. 5 Canadian Destination City for 2019

Montreal registers as the No. 5 Destination City in Canada, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding two spots from its ranking on last year’s list.

Montreal had more than a 1% year-over-year drop in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019. But it attracted enough customers to remain one of the top five busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Montreal is a culturally significant city,” said Patrick Primeau, U-Haul Company of Eastern Quebec president. “People from all over the world are moving to Montreal and bringing their own customs as well as diversity.

“With nearly four centuries of history, Montreal is an impressive destination. Walking along the cobblestone streets can make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Then, you walk around the corner and there’s a growing, modern cityscape.”

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U-Haul has three Company-owned stores and eight independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in Montreal city limits.

Rankings are based by the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings do.

U-Haul released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2019 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 22,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

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