Welcome to Mississauga!

The City of Mississauga has many offerings to welcome and help newcomers settle into their new city. Our Libraries are welcoming spaces that offer citizenship and settlement information sessions and services for newcomers. They are great places to learn and connect with other newcomers. Our Recreation facilities offer lots of great programs and our Active Assist program will help you enjoy them at no cost. 

Mississauga also has a great transit system – MiWay no matter where you are, you will have no trouble getting to work, home, school or wherever you need to be. 

You are at the heart of it all! Welcome home. Welcome to Mississauga!

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Library | Recreation | MiWay | Region of Peel | Lending a Helping Hand

Mississauga Library System

Settling into a new country is exciting and rewarding. It can also be challenging. The library is free to anyone living, working, studying or who owns property in Mississauga.

A library card is free. For those just settling in, please ask our staff about our First Step Library Card.

Newcomer Programs

Library in Your Language

Find a Library (Hours and Location)

Library Programs

Learn More About your Library          905-615-3500

Mississauga Recreation 

Participating in recreation and cultural programs is a great way to get out and be a part of your new community. You will find there is something for all ages, abilities and interests. 

What is there to do?

 Get started, get active today!

Learn more about recreation:

MiWay – Mississauga’s Transit System

MiWay is Mississauga’s bus system. It offers two (2) types of service:

  • MiExpress – Blue buses that make only a few stops along their routes so that they get you where you need to go quickly.
  • MiLocal – Orange buses that travel along local routes and make many stops allowing you lots of opportunities to get on and off the bus at many different locations.
MiWay Customer Service staff can help you plan a trip:
- 905-615-4636

Region of Peel

The Region of Peel is another level of government. They provide essential services to Mississauga residents in the areas of affordable housing, children’s services, health, social services, water and waste.

To learn more about the Region of Peel visit or call 905-791-7800.

Lending a Helping Hand

Mississauga residents who wish to offer their support for Syrian newcomers to Peel Region can volunteer or donate through the United Way of Peel Region.

Learn more:


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