No matter who you are or what you do for a living, it's likely that your job is a big part of your life. It is said that during a person's working years they spend up to a third of their time in their home and office. So, when you're looking at buying a home in Mississauga you will likely want to find a good job close by to go with it. Luckily, there are lots of professions to choose from in a number of different industries.
Fifty of Canada's Fortune 500 companies have some sort of operations in Mississauga and many of them are included in the city's top employers. If you're interested in working in the technology sector than you might want to look for a position with Microsoft Corporation or Hewlett-Packard Ltd. If, instead, you'd like to find employment in an office in Mississauga with a corporate headquarters than you might want to apply to Maple Leaf Foods, Honeywell Corporation, or the Allan Candy Company. These are just a few of the national or international companies that have their home base in this city.
The largest industries in Mississauga are currently manufacturing and warehousing but the economy seems to be moving more in the direction of small and mid-sized businesses, with the majority of companies having less than fifty employees. The industries that seem to be gaining and maintaining the most strength are pharmaceuticals, computers, transportation parts, electronics, chemical production, and equipment building. You will find that there are jobs within these sectors for people with a background in behavioral therapy to those that went to the Harvard Business School.
Because a large percentage of the people living in Mississauga are families and those that are looking for a place to "settle down" just outside of Toronto, there are not many people just out of school interested in filling entry-level positions. If you're interested in working your way up as a young realtor or would like to start your own small business than you will likely find that there are a lot of opportunities for you in Mississauga.
As in many other cities throughout North America, some of the largest sectors in the city are always going to be working for the local government, in healthcare or in education. If you have experience at ESL training or as a nurse than you will likely have no problem continuing your career here in Mississauga. On the list of the city's top employers are the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Hospital, Peel District School Board, the Ministry of Transportation, and Trillium Health Group.