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Downtown Mississauga is growing at an exponential rate with the population forecasted to grow 118% in the next 30 years. As Mississauga’s Downtown continues to develop, there is still room to grow. With a healthy mix of employment and residential land uses, the Downtown is an ideal location for office development and tenants. Located in the heart of the GTA, the Downtown offers an central location that attracts talent including two post-secondary campuses and direct routes to Pearson International Airport, and transit connections to anywhere across the region. Discover why over 1,150 businesses choose Downtown Mississauga.

High Growth
Forecast

Downtown Mississauga is undergoing a major transformation and is forecasted to add more people and jobs than any other region in the city.
The downtown’s employment is expected to grow 3 times faster than the city’s overall employment forecast and 4 times faster than the city’s overall population forecast. The downtown will account for 22% of overall city population growth over the next 30 years.

118%

POPULATION INCREASE BY YEAR 2051

63%

EMPLOYMENT INCREASE BY YEAR 2051

High Quality
Talent

Downtown Mississauga is home to two post-secondary campuses, Sheridan College and Mohawk College. These downtown campuses play a critical role in educating the next generation of talent and preparing students to succeed in a fast-paced economy that demands talent for technology and knowledge-based jobs. Student enrolment in the downtown has seen significant growth with a 29% increase since the 2012-2021 school year.

6,200+

STUDENTS

40+

PROGRAMS

Sheridan College - Hazel McCallion Campus

Sheridan is one of Ontario's leading post-secondary institutions, educating approximately 22,500 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year across all their campuses. Sheridan is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in business, digital media and communications, performing arts, visual arts and design, applied computing and engineering sciences, and community service studies.

Mohawk College - Mississauga Campus

Mohawk has a total annual enrolment of over 13,000 students including more than 3000 international students across all their campuses. With a broad offering of post-secondary, continuing education, apprenticeship, community based, and online programs, Mohawk has developed pathways to education and employment for learners throughout the region and beyond. Mohawk College has partnered with triOS College to deliver future ready programs at the Mississauga Campus.

Large Business Community

Downtown Mississauga’s business community benefits from accessing talent both locally and regionally. Mississauga is able to draw talent from the surrounding region and is a net importer of over 230,000 jobs. With over 1,150 businesses employing over 23,500 people, the downtown core is home to a large business community that is continuously growing.

Some notable companies include Accenture, BDO Canada, Go Easy, Morguard Investments, Praxair Canada, Symcor and many more.

1,150+

BUSINESSES

23,500+

EMPLOYEES

The City of Mississauga is part of the largest labour force market in Canada, the Toronto Region. Within the Region, employees can be recruited from a large population base of over 4.3 million people aged 15 years and above. Based on the magnitude and diversity of the industrial and commercial base located in Mississauga, this city has become one of the most significant employment growth centres in the region. 

Boasting 32 colleges and universities within an hour’s drive, Mississauga harbours an exceptional range of highly-ranked post-secondary institutions. More than 400,000 students are enrolled across these institutions, accounting for 75 per cent of Ontario’s overall post-secondary enrolment.

Thanks to our immigration policies that prioritize highly skilled workers, and a strong talent pipeline generated by our universities and colleges, employers here have access to the best and brightest from around the world.

An Urban Centre on the Rise

This is only the beginning. The plan for the largest mixed-use downtown development in Canadian history has begun. Downtown Mississauga is undergoing a major transformation that will become the number one location for people and businesses to connect, work and grow.

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