Moving to Hull, Quebec (Moving from Hull, Quebec)

Hull is a primarily French speaking city located directly opposite Ottawa on the north shore of the Ottawa River. It is considered part of the National Capital Region and lies within the city of Gatineau, Quebec (the name Gatineau now is used to refer to the mostly-suburban former city of Gatineau on the east side of the Gatineau River). Hull is in the region known as the Outaouais. The Parti Quebecois merged the cities of Hull, Gatineau, Aylmer, Buckingham and Masson-Angers into one city named Gatineau in 2002.

The city of Hull has a population of over 66,000 residents – 80% of which are French speaking and 9% English speaking.

The main economy in Hull is the civil service as the federal government in Ottawa has decided to distribute federal jobs both in Ontario and Quebec on both sides of the Ottawa River. As a result of this policy, several massive office towers housing civil servants were built in the 1970s and 1980s in Hull. These buildings occupy the downtown core of the city of Hull.

The city of Hull has a variety of public elementary and seconday schools, however it does not have any post-secondary schools. However, these are easily accessible in the City of Ottawa just across the river. For information about schools serving the counties of Gatineau, Hull, Papineau Chelsea, Namur and Aylmer as well as those constituting the “Pontiac”, refer to the website of the Western Quebec School Board at http://cswq.wqsb.qc.ca/Schools_centers/schools.html