The Economics & Tourist Hub of Canada
One in three Canadians calls Ontario home. Diverse cultural backgrounds make up this vibrant province, a magnet for industry, the arts and innovation. From its varied landscape, to thousands of lakes, to fantastic tourism spots, Ontario is a study in contrasts with much to offer.
- The varied landscape includes the vast, rocky and mineral-rich Canadian Shield, which separates the fertile farmland in the south and the grassy lowlands of the north.
- There are over 250,000 lakes in Ontario -- they make up about one-third of the world's fresh water.
- In summer, temperatures can soar above 30°C (86°F), while in winter they can drop to below -40°C (-40°F).
- Ontario's industries range from cultivating crops, to mining minerals, to manufacturing automobiles, to designing software and leading-edge technology.
- Cultures from around the world thrive and are celebrated in Ontario with festivals such as Caribana (West Indian) and Oktoberfest (German).
- Travellers can enjoy the many experiences Ontario has to offer, from a wilderness expedition in the north, to a "shop till you drop into your theatre seat" city excursion.
Moving to Ontario is one of the most important choices you will ever make. This section gives you information to help guide you. It includes what you need to know about housing, health care, how to find a job, enter a profession or trade, start a business or go to school.
Ontario is a land of opportunity. It is a prosperous, democratic society built by the hard work of generations of immigrants. We hope that you will decide to make Ontario your new home.
Our people are our greatest asset, and we welcome the talent and energy that newcomers bring to our province. In return, we offer opportunities and a quality of life that are second to none.
The Entry Requirements Tool will provide you with the requirements to enter Canada that apply to your personal situation. The Entry Requirements Tool is provided by the Canadian federal government through its Going to Canada portal.
Explore the Working in Canada Tool to obtain information and referrals to help you prepare to work, specific to where you live (or plan to live) in Canada.
If you want to move to Ontario, this section provides practical information on the immigration process. The Government of Canada decides who can come to Canada. This section of the website tells you how to apply to immigrate and explains the different categories (known as classes) of immigrants, family sponsorship, refugee status and similar issues.
This section also suggests things you can do to make your arrival easier. For example, you can read a guide to getting ready before you leave for Canada. It is full of useful information.
In order to make your move easier, you may also want to learn abouttheweather in Ontario before you arrive.