Reasons to move to Mississauga:
- Sandwiched between the neighbouring cities of Hamilton and Toronto, Mississauga is home a rich array of restaurants, shopping malls and points of cultural interest.
- Mississauga has been officially recognized as the safest city in Canada eight years in a row.
- With over 20 beautiful parks to visit, there is plenty of outdoor space for everyone to enjoy, including 400 kilometres of on-road bike lanes, multi-use trails, off-road trails and bike friendly roadways.
Mississauga is part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region on the shores of Lake Ontario and is Canada’s sixth largest city.
Historically it forms part of a residential suburb of neighbouring Toronto but in recent years has taken on greater recognition as an independent city and is an important industry base.
In a recent study Mississauga ranked fourth on a list of North America’s “large cities of the future and was remarked to be ‘A safe, smart place to live with a young family.”
This multicultural city welcomes thousands of expats from all over the world who are drawn to the low crime rate, diverse neighbourhoods and highly efficient public transport with lots of cycle paths.
If you’re looking for more predictable weather than its Canadian neighbours, then Mississauga might just be the place for you. The city’s proximity to Lake Ontario means temperatures are often cooler with warm summers in the 20s and mild winters that rarely fall below -6
Boasting beautiful trails and parks, along with a huge selection of vibrant restaurants and cultural events throughout the year, Mississauga is a highly sought-after location for both Canadians and expats alike.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in the UK & Canada will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Canada can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Mississauga
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
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- Mississauga has a buoyant housing market with property values on the rise by 8& over last year.
- Property is very affordable compared to neighbouring Toronto (20% lower) and the average rent is currently $1288 (£800) per month.
- The average cost to buy a home in the centre of Mississauga in 2019 is $756,856 (£470,386).
Buying property in Canada is relatively straightforward process for expats and a viable option for those intending on living in the country long-term.
Canada has an open-door policy for foreign property ownership and affordability is a key driver because Canadian housing prices are generally lower than those in North America and many major European cities.
Whether you decide to rent for a while, or you intend to purchase a home, there is a neighbourhood for everyone in Mississauga. Families, young professionals, retirees and students are all catered for.
Now is a good time to buy a home in the city. Investors are finding that lettings and purchases are moving quickly and that there have been increases in both the cost of renting and house prices.
Square One is a popular neighbourhood in the heart of central Mississauga with an eclectic nightlife and low cost of living making it as popular destination for young professionals and students.
For relocating families looking for a neighbourhood close to the city centre but with good schools and leafy surrounds for children Lorne Park is the stand out.
This waterfront neighbourhood is full of quiet streets home to plenty of custom-built homes for those with deeply lined pockets and feels more like a village than a city neighbourhood.
White & Company Provide Removals to Mississauga and all major surrounding locations
Basic utilities (including electricity, gas and heating) for a studio apartment cost around CA$136 a month (£85) which is half the price paid in London on average.
Salaries are much the same when compared to Toronto and are just 5% lower when compared to London.
Rental costs based on a one-bedroom apartment in the city are 35% lower than in London
When comparing the cost of living with London, Mississauga is cheaper in almost every way.
The main expenditure and the only one which is likely to incur higher costs than back home is the weekly food shop.
However, when you consider that wages are almost on a par with London, expats can look forward to a very high standard of living.
The biggest areas where most savings are made are the cost of renting or purchasing a property.
Mississauga is a corporate capital for Ontario and is home to almost 95,000 businesses, an increase of 4.6% compared to 2018.
The average salary in Mississauga is just 6% lower than salaries in London.
Some of the strongest industries in the region include pharmaceuticals, banking and finance, electronics, aerospace and IT.
Canada has a history of welcoming foreign expats into the country. Thus, those with commendable industry experience and a degree of specialisation will find that there is a fair amount of job opportunities to be found.
The country has officially embarked on its latest federal government initiative, a multi-year Immigration Plan (2019-2021) and is set to take in thousands of more skilled expats each year.
A long list of Fortune 500 companies have offices in Mississauga making it a great location for career advancement.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, Mississauga is also a great commuting location for those who want to work in the thriving metropolis before returning to the leafy surrounds of this waterfront suburb.
Mississauga has 7 school divisions (or school boards) and over 50 different primary schools scattered across the city.
Education consists of non-paying state funded education, faith schools and several private institutions.
The University of Mississauga is one of the most prestigious institutions in the city and is Canada’s first university.
If you are moving to Canada with children then you will want to guarantee that they have access to a high quality education.
From elementary level to university, rest assured your child will be encouraged and assisted in achieving their absolute best in Mississauga.
There are plenty of public schools (meaning non-fee paying in North America) where expat children are able to attend for free provided they are permanently living in Canada and are likely to be placed in a school closest to their house.
Private schools are also a popular option for expat parents with lots of employers paying for this as part of worker contracts.
Smaller classrooms are an important feature of such schools, allowing your child to receive a more dedicated learning experience with an emphasis on extracurricular activities as well as a balanced academic programme.
Because of its highly prized educational system, Canada attracts students form all around the world and it estimated that there are over 300,000 international students studying at one of its universities.
Mississauga welcomes foreign students who attend the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus where the total student population is in excess of 13,200. The city has a strong reputation for graduate employment and many students choose to remain well after their studies.
Removals to Mississauga
Weekly removals services to Canada with full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
Shipping can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks. From arrival at the nearest port of entry to the additional time taken for the clearing of customs and quarantine.
Storage offered either at our secure facilities based in the UK or through our industry partners in Canada.
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Mississauga it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Canada has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Canada.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Canada underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
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