yeah, i been to the NAD center .In the Animation and Design for games program. Been there 5 years ago, its a 10 month intensive course. Theres a game program but also a program for those interested in FX for movies or more high res stuff. I can say its worth it, the teachers are professional from companies from montreal ( Ubisoft, EA, etc. ) The school is open 24/7 , you get a magnetic card to enter the locals when you want if yon don't have a computer with all the softwares at home ( you are not supposed to sleep there but.... i can say the floor is pretty confy haha ). Some people will say thats its too expensive or that they didnt learn enough... but IMO those people just didnt focus enough, most of them worked at home and had no idea what the other students were doing , and missed a lot of good tips and feedback from the others. I suggest you to save some money if you plan to go there, that kind of course + work won't help you. Anyway, theres also Campus Ubisoft , but i dont think thats what you are looking for.
Cheers~ and good luck to you
I agree the NAD has been around for years now.
Personally i went to "Cyclone Arts et Technologie" which is now closed, and it was not that great. But, however, depending on your capacities to study by yourself, i believe you need to take the 8 to 12 months schools offer to study. A suggestion i would make is to study MORE than what you are taught in school and produce...the more you do it the better your "reel" will look in the end.
In Montreal there is also for FREE, the "Cegep du Vieux Montreal" which has a solid program, that is FREE by the way, and the junior artists coming out their program i saw are pretty strong in their skills.
Hope this helps a bit.