Peel Region

Peel Region

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

York Region

No. of People   Top 5 Home Language Groups
1 East Indian 211,705 1 South Asian 272,760 1 English
2 English 156,435 2 Black 95,565 2 Punjabi
3 Canadian 140,350 3 Chinese 54,285 3 Urdu
4 Scottish 107,230 4 Filipino 42,900 4 Polish
5 Irish 102,810 5 Latin American 21,440 5 Spanish

Area Municipalities in Peel Region

There are three Area Municipalities in Halton Region. Each has its own website which can be accessed by clicking on the map or on the name of the individual municipalities.

Other Community Resources

We Welcome the World Center

The We Welcome the World initiative is a joint venture by the Peel Region in cooperation with local schools to aid in the transition of immigrant children to adapt to the new environment. The following is from their website:

The Peel District School Board has three Welcome Centres, in Brampton, Malton, and Mississauga to welcome your family to Peel and get your children registered for school. There is no fee for registration.

Call 905-366-8791 to book an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you in:

The welcome centres are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., all year round. Please be reminded that the last registration appointment will be at 3 p.m. Families can get assistance from staff in many languages.

 The We Welcome the World Centres are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).