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This Canadian city, Toronto, Ontario is Canada's largest city. Offices towers located in the downtown core surrounding Nathan Phillips Square.

Many Canadian cities are growing in population, partly due to immigration driving growth. So, if you’re one of the many people ready to call Canada your new home, join our Canadian Connections Summit, in June 2023. You can connect with housing, employment, and settlement experts who can guide your success. Our guest experts have direct experience helping newcomers achieve success in Canada.

Canada is the second-largest country in the world by area. So you can expect cultural, regional, physical, and economic differences across the country. And because of this, choosing a Canadian city can be an overwhelming decision. As Canada is ready to welcome 1.3 million immigrants over the next three years, we want to help you discover these growing Canadian cities!

Canadian Cities on the West Coast

The West Coast region is located between the Coast Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. British Columbia is known for its majestic mountains and it is Canada’s Pacific gateway.

Surrey, British Columbia

As part of the Metro Vancouver Area, Surrey, British Columbia is a great city for families and newcomers.

Surrey, British Columbia is a growing city that offers a great community for families and an ideal location for newcomers. It has a population of 568,322 and continues to grow. Surrey is part of the Metro Vancouver Area and is only 23 km from Vancouver.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia is a Canadian city located on the west coast. Skyline of Vancouver with the Lion's Gate Bridge and mountains in the background.

Surrounded by the sea and mountains, Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Stanley Park, one of North America’s largest urban parks, helps Vancouver rank the third-highest quality of living globally. The Metro Vancouver Area has a population of 2,643,431 and offers a mild climate, cultural diversity, and an impressive natural setting.

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Canadian Cities Located in the Prairie Provinces

The Prairie Provinces include the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. These provinces are rich in energy resources and have some of the most fertile farmland in the world. Learn more about the Canadian cities in this important region of Canada.

Calgary, Alberta 

This Canadian City, Calgary, Alberta offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Picture of the Peace Bridge at night.
Peace Bridge in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta is a large Canadian city with a population of 1,581,000. It offers both a diverse population and economy. With its affordable housing, low sales tax, and job opportunities, this city is worth exploring. And, it’s a paradise for those who love the outdoors. As an Olympic city, it offers close access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. 

Edmonton, Alberta

Scenic architecture on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
The Edmonton skyline and valley in the summer.

The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is the second-largest city in the province with a population of close to 1.4 million. Because of the massive oil, gas, and oil sand reserves in Alberta, Edmonton is called the “oil capital of Canada”. Its growth, low taxes, jobs, and diverse population make Edmonton attractive to immigrants from around the world.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan 
is a mid-sized, thriving city with a population of 215,106. Located in Canada’s Prairie provinces, Regina is known as Canada’s sunniest capital city. It offers a strong economy and a low unemployment rate.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon is a great multicultural city to live, work, study, and play in. Found on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, it’s known as the City of Bridges. It is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan with a population of 266,141. Looking for a growing Canadian city that offers career opportunities across many industries? Visit the Saskatoon booth.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Beach is a popular tourist destination with a Provincial Park located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Beach is a popular tourist destination with a Provincial Park located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

The Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba is known as the “gateway to the West” connecting Ontario to the Prairie Provinces. A mid-sized city with a population of 749,607, it offers big-city living at an affordable cost of living.

Canadian Cities in Central Canada

Mississauga, Ontario

Mississauga is a large Canadian city with a population of 717,961. It neighbours the City of Toronto and is part of the Regional Municipality of Peel. It’s attractive to people from around the world because of its quality lifestyle, community programs, leisure programs, and welcoming atmosphere.

Ottawa, Ontario

Scenic architecture along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
Scenic architecture along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.

Ottawa, Ontario is the capital city of Canada and plays a vital role in Canadian history. Canada’s Parliament building towers over this picturesque city. It’s a proud multicultural city and reflects the rich cultures and traditions of both English and French Canada. With a population of 1,017,449, it is considered a large city by Canadian standards. Visit the Ottawa booth and chat with representatives from YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, Newcomer Information Centre, and the Employment Access Centre.

Windsor, Ontario

This Canadian city is the 7th largest city in the province of Ontario with a population of  229,660. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and home to the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest commercial border crossing between Canada and the United States. Speak to employment and settlement representatives from Women’s Enterprise Skills Training Training of Windsor (WEST).

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