With the high price of real estate in the Mississauga area, no one can afford to live there if they don't have a job to help pay their rent or mortgage. Some people who are moving into the city are lucky enough to have a job waiting for them at the Mississauga branch of a nationwide company, while others have a hard road ahead on the job search. Fortunately there are plenty of viable career opportunities for residents of Mississauga. Here are some of the most popular.
There are some career opportunities here in the city, but there are many more, especially in specialty fields like medical, in nearby Toronto. The solution for many, then, is to take advantage of Toronto's opportunities and Mississauga's real estate prices simultaneously. If you can get a job working at Huron Partners office in Mississauga or working as a physiotherapist for OpenCare in Oakville, it's a simple matter to travel from home using the GO Train, the subway, the buses, or by driving your car. Commute times for Mississauga are between 30 and 60 minutes depending on where in Mississauga you live and where in the greater Toronto area you work.
Homeowners aren't the only people taking advantage of relatively cheap land prices in Mississauga: many business owners are as well. Numerous large companies have set up their Canadian headquarters offices or large Toronto Area operations in the Mississauga area. If you've got the right education, you could end up teaching fire drill training, managing the distribution arm of Hewlett-Packard, doing the books for Air Canada Jazz, or inventing new cat and dog food recipes for Menu Foods. All told, there are more than 60 Fortune 500 companies in Mississauga.
Mississauga is a great area not just for large businesses but for small and medium ones too. With several main street areas in different neighborhoods and numerous retail districts, Mississauga is the ideal place to set up shop if you once owned a company in Burlington or a shop in Dubai. Some popular types of businesses include retail stores, real estate offices, landscaping companies, coffee shops, gyms, and restaurants. You can open a small business with just a few community center classes and a small bank loan under your belt.
With so many professional people living in the suburbs, there's a great demand for service people to make their lives easier. If you wanted to open a service business or find a job in service, you would find a lot of opportunity. Among the things that people need in Mississauga are day cares for the kids, transportation workers, plumbers, electricians, and carpenters to help them renovate their homes, and doctors, nurses, veterinarians, personal care workers, and pharmacists to assist them when they're ill.
Thinking about going back to school to pursue a new career? Mississauga is home to Evergreen College.