Peterborough is proud of its long-standing tradition as a city founded by immigrants. The Immigrant population is increasing in the Peterborough area. Every year the New Canadians Centre Peterborough is serving more and more new clients. The growth in the number of NCC clients in the past two years is the fastest growth experienced since the establishment of the New Canadians Centre in 1979. Peterborough is becoming home to more newcomers compared to 5 or 10 years ago, and the immigrant population of Peterborough will continue to grow. Not only are the overall numbers of newcomers growing but so is diversity. In fiscal year 2011/12, the New Canadians Centre served clients from 75 different countries who spoke 53 different languages.
Peterborough’s high quality of life attracts many immigrants. They choose Peterborough because of its ideal size, proximity to Toronto, natural beauty, strong sense of community, and the many local events and festivals taking place all year.
While exciting, the process of coming to Canada to live, work, or study is complex. It requires a lot of time and money, and certain criteria must be met. Come to Canada is a helpful interactive guide provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, it can help you determine whether you are eligible to visit or immigrate to Canada.
This section will provide you with more information on the immigration process.
- How do I immigrate to Peterborough?An overview of the immigration process, including a description of the various types of immigration statuses.
- Who can help me with the immigration process?Information on local Immigration experts, government officials, immigration consultants and lawyers.
- How do I become a Canadian citizen?Information on how to apply for Canadian citizenship.