The Greater Peterborough Area is home to approximately 135,000 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 walkable 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.Peterborough values you as New Canadians – and the skills, experience, and knowledge that you bring with you. The Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration has implemented a community strategy to help immigrants successfully settle into the area. This website is one of the first projects of the Council, and it has been created with the help of recent immigrants, immigrant service providers, service agencies, and local employers.
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. Take time to explore our website to find out more about Peterborough. We hope you will consider making Peterborough your new home!
Please note - 20 Minute Survey for Internationally Trained Immigrants
The Government of Ontario is undertaking a review of FQR in Ontario, with a focus on existing policies, processes and programs to facilitate an informed discussion about how effectively the existing system is serving immigrants and contributing to a stronger provincial economy.
Are you a newcomer to Ontario who has had your education, experience or qualifications assessed, or worked or sought work in Ontario? If so the Government of Ontario (Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration) would like to hear about your experiences as part of a review of Foreign Qualification Recognition in Ontario.
The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and all information provided by respondents will be aggregated with that of others and no response will be attributed to any individual.