Mississauga, Ontario has a population of 770,000 and is the third most populous city in Ontario. This fast-growing city is highly educated, with two thirds of the population having a degree or diploma. In Mississauga, the University of Toronto enrols over 14,000 students per year, while Sheridan College has an annual enrolment of 5,500 students.
There are more than 90,000 businesses in Mississauga, including 73 Fortune 500 companies. Its main industries are life sciences, manufacturing, technology, and financial services. Tech giant Microsoft has headquarters in Mississauga and is known as the fifth best employer in Canada. Mississauga's labour force consists of 421,172 residents with access to an additional 4.3 million people throughout the GTA.
Mississauga is the only city in the GTA that is serviced by seven major highways. The 400 series highways link the city to eastern and western urban centres, while the QEW connects to the Niagara Region and the US border. The Toronto Pearson Airport operates both passenger and cargo airlines and connects to 150 destinations around the world. Nearby transportation networks include intermodal rail services and port facilities.