Mississauga, with strength in a broad range of business sectors, is home to one of Canada's largest Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) clusters. Companies in the FIRE sector are attracted to Mississauga due to its many healthy economic factors - these have contributed to the unprecedented growth in this sector.
Mississauga's FIRE sector is the third largest in Canada
The FIRE sector employs close to 25,000 people
The sector grew by 73.49% between 1997 to 2002
The Greater Toronto Area's FIRE sector is the third largest in North America, and among the largest in the world
Among the foreign banks, Toronto CMA currently is home to 35 of the 41 head offices in Canada, with $71 billion in assets.