Originally developed as a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga is now one of Canada's larger cities with around 715,000 residents.
Home to the Canadian corporate headquarters of 50 Fortune Global 500 companies and 61 Fortune 500 companies, including Wal-Mart, Microsoft and General Electric, Mississauga has experienced great growth since its establishment as a city in 1974. Key sectors of the economy include information and communications technology, life sciences, and financial services.
The city of Mississauga includes charming historic villages, vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods, museums, restaurants and theatres. Two of Mississauga's most popular destinations are Square One Shopping Centre, one of Canada's biggest malls, and the busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson International.
With golf courses, a busy waterfront on Lake Ontario and more than 480 parks and woodlands offering opportunities for walking, boating, fishing, swimming and canoeing, Mississauga offers a great mix of business and pleasure.