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About Peel Region

Peel Region is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is composed of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.  With a population of approximately 1.45 million as of 2021, Peel is the second largest municipality in Ontario after Toronto.   

Peel Region is known for its large and vibrant newcomer community, with approximately half the residents being recent immigrants.

It has a good transportation infrastructure as it includes the Toronto Pearson International Airport and 7 major highways go through the region. There are colleges and a university in Peel Region.

Peel’s top industries are:

  • Business services
  • Manufacturing 
  • Retail 
  • Finance and real estate 
  • Health care and social services 

Among the region’s top employers are the Air Canada, Peel District School Board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, DaimlerChrysler Brampton Assembly Plant, City of Brampton, William Osler Health Centre, Peel Regional Police, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Headwaters Health Care Centre and Mars Canada Inc. and Novartis Canada Inc.

It should be noted however, that many Peel Region residents work in other parts of the Greater Toronto Area.