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Welcome, Bienvenue

This website has been created for those who are either thinking of immigrating to Canada or who have recently arrived. It contains information to help you decide if you want to live in Peterborough and how to get settled here. Peterborough values you as New Canadians - and the skills, experience and knowledge that you bring with you. Take time to explore our website to find out more about Peterborough. We hope you will make our community yours!

The Greater Peterborough Area

The Greater Peterborough area is home to approximately 140,000 residents. We offer an exceptional quality of life, an affordable cost of living, and access to first-rate educational institutions. We are one of Canada's most walk able cities. A safe and clean city, Peterborough is a short drive or bus trip from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and offers the ideal mix of city and country living. Our close proximity to major markets in Canada and the United States makes Peterborough a great place to start a business.

With so much to be proud of, it is no wonder that people in Peterborough are the happiest in Ontario! Come and experience it for yourself. Make our community yours!

Map of Peterborough Area

Upcoming Events

Peterborough and the surrounding area are host to a variety of interesting events. Check out these websites for complete listings of activities taking place in the area.


Have Questions? Visit our FAQ page to see if your questions have already been answered before contacting us.