Peel Region is located in Southern Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, between the City of Toronto and York Region to the east and Halton Region to the west. Peel is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. The Region has an area of 1254 square kilometres and is made up of cities of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. According to the 2006 census, 1,159,405 people live in Peel Region, in 359,040 households. Peel’s population grew 17.2% between 2001 and 2006. Peel had a total of 561,240 immigrants representing 48.4% of the region’s 2006 population. Mississauga’s immigrant population was 51.56%, the highest percentage in Peel. Just over 10% of Peel’s economic family’s were low income in 2006.
Your Community Facts Sheet
- Total Population: 1 million
- Peel is home to more than 93 distinct ethnic groups and 60 different languages
Recent Immigrants Assistant Initiative:
- Peel Immigration Web Portal – A portal that will have the potential to connect newcomers to employers, the labour market and employment related opportunities in Peel.
- Liveable Peel Immigration Project – This project is to develop long-term strategies to ensure that Region of Peel services are planned and implemented in ways that attract and support newcomers; and ensure their contribution to the community is maximized and that newcomers are integrated into all facets of the community – economic, social, and political – over the long term (next 30 to 50 years)
|Top 5 Ethnic Origins||No. of people||Top 5 visible minorities in
|No. of People||Top 5 Home Language Groups|
|1||East Indian||211,705||1||South Asian||272,760||1||English|