Living and Relocating to Mississauga
Mississauga is a bustling city that has especially grown over the last couple of decades. It has one of Canada's largest malls, the Square One Shopping Centre, and many other great places to take your family. In a 2011 study, Mississauga ranked fourth on a list of North America and South America's "large cities of the future." It is a safe, smart place to live with a young family.
Things to Do
There are lots to do in Toronto! Activities of Toronto include ROM Toronto, CN Tower, Harbour Front, Yorkville Shopping district, and all kinds of shows, concerts and sports activities in Toronto
Discover all the things to do in Toronto here!
There is also lots to do and see in Mississauga from recreation, Square One shopping, Playdium, Iceland Mississauga, lakeshore, outlet malls, civic centre, parks, celebration square and much more.
To discover Mississauga visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/whattoseeanddo
Getting Around - Greater Toronto Area Transit
Mississauga Transit is an easy, affordable and sustainable mode of transportation. Using public transit also gives you a great feeling knowing that you're making a difference to the environment and helping to reduce traffic congestion.
To access fare rates and schedules please visit: Mississauga Transit
GO provides its passengers with safe, fast, reliable, comfortable service to downtown Toronto and other urban centres. GO Transit also serves the neighbouring City of Hamilton, and reaches into Simcoe, Dufferin, and Wellington Counties. Seven train lines are Lakeshore West, Milton, Kitchener, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, and Lakeshore East. At peak rush-hour periods, train service is available at all stations.
Transit system stretches from Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo in the west to Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, and from Orangeville, Barrie and Beaverton in the north to Niagara Falls in the south. We connect with every municipal transit system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, including the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
For information on rates and schedules visit: Go Transit
Toronto Transit System
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport agency that operates transit bus, streetcar, and rapid transit services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
For information on rates and schedules visit: TTC
Schools in Mississauga
If your wondering about what schools are available to you within the community of Mississauga, then this page may help. Our properties are only minutes from square one shopping mall, local grocery stores, nightlife, highways 403,401 QEW, Cooksville GO station,and many main mississauga transit bus stops to get you to your next destination. There are sevaral schools in the area ranging from kindergarden to high school. Please find link posted on the bottom of this page to the Peel District School Boards (PDSB) web site: Peel School Board
Higher Education in Canada - Universities & Professional Programs
Ontario's public universities offer undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, co-op programs and professional programs. You can check with a specific university for a full catalogue of their courses and programs. We would like to provide you with some information about applying to - and attending university in Ontario and how to apply please refer to the following links.
To find a program of your choice, visit: E-Info
To apply to a university, visit OUAC
Learn about Ontario's colleges, search college programs and more, or apply to college today. Your future starts at Ontario Colleges
Sheridan Campus Mississauga
The Sheridan Hazel McCallion Campus is located in the city centre at the corner of Duke of York Boulevard and Prince of Wales Drive, across from Square One. For more information simply visit: Sheridan College
To help yourself find the right school in any of the category above visit: School Finder
Real Estate: Housing
For most buyers and sellers, a realtor is key to finding the right home. Our team specializes in offering both new homes and resale properties in the Greater Toronto Area including Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Milton, Brampton, North York and Markham.
The agent is trained to help you locate homes for sale that match your needs, show the homes to you, make an offer to buy, finance a mortgage and finalize or close the deal.
For more information regarding buying Your First Home in Canada (Ontario) and What Newcomers Need to Know contact: email@example.com
HealthCare: Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
People who live in Ontario receive free health care through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for services such as:
- Visits to a doctor
- Diagnostic services
- Treatment for injuries or illnesses
- Hospital care
OHIP does not cover prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, eye glasses or services that are not medically necessary, for example, cosmetic surgery.
For information on why you need a OHIP card visit: Health Canada
To contact one of the local offices visit: Health Canada Offices
For questions regarding healthcare visit: Service Ontario
Transportation: Driver's License
How do I get an Ontario driver's licence?
If you live in Ontario and want to drive, you must have an Ontario driver's licence. The process to get a driver's licence depends on if you are a new driver, or if you have had a driver's licence before.
If you have an International Driver's Permit (IDP), you can use this when you first arrive in Canada. Find more information visit: Drive Test
What kind of personal insurance can I get?
There are different types of insurance that can protect you, your assets or your family in various situations.
If you must stop working because of an illness or injury or a permanent disability, this insurance provides you with a source of income and/or medical home care.
In Canada, the government provides basic health care to those who live here and who meet the eligibility requirements. You may need to buy private health insurance if you are not eligible for OHIP or if you need to pay for services that OHIP does not cover.
Life insurance provides income benefits or a one-time payment to your survivors (for example, your children, spouse or other family members) when you die.
Travel insurance covers the cost of medical services that you use outside of Canada and that exceed the amount covered by provincial health insurance (OHIP). Travel insurance can also cover travel expenses caused by cancellations, lost tickets, lost or stolen passports and more.
For More Information contact: Our Local Specialist or call 416-786-4515
Ontario has many employment support services that can help you find work and build a career once you have arrived in Canada. Employment Ontario is a service of the government of Ontario that offers many training programs and employment services to help you achieve your career goals.
For information related to employment Ontario self-serve options please visit: Employment Ontario
To find employment and training related information visit: Employment & Training Canada
To find a list of employment agencies in Ontario visit Employment Agencies Ontario
Settling in Canada: Online Help & Resource Directory Reference
As a newcomer, you may have many questions. Settlement services (free and often offered in many languages) can give you the help you need as you adjust to Ontario. The guide Building a New Life in Ontario will help you learn more about:
- Finding services in your community
- Looking for jobs and training
- Improving your language skills
- Getting many other kinds of help
To download (PDF) of copy of this guide in the language of your choice please visit: Ontario Immigration