The City and the Government of Canada

The City of Mississauga partners with the Government of Canada on matters under their jurisdiction that impact our local community.

Local Members of Parliament

Mississauga asks the federal government

The City of Mississauga supports the federal government in programs that grow the local economy and help create jobs.

As we look to 2023 and beyond, Mississauga continues to face significant financial pressures resulting from lingering affects of the pandemic, inflation, global conflicts and supply shortages. As part of the Government of Canada’s 2023 budget consultation process, we are requesting continued funding support to the address the continued impacts of COVID-19 on city services and operating budgets as well as other city building initiatives.

To ensure Mississauga continues to provide quality services, we are also seeking funding support and collaboration for the City’s top priorities and initiatives:

  • Work with municipalities to develop new revenue and funding tools, as well as predictable funding streams, to ensure cities can fulfill their responsibilities and properly invest in infrastructure growth and renewal.
  • Provide the funding and support necessary to assist Mississauga in realizing its priority transit projects.
  • Provide investments in projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change and increase the resiliency and adaptability of our communities.
  • Partner with cities to fund and build affordable housing to close the supply gap and ensure everyone has a safe place to live.
  • Continue targeted support for sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, including main street businesses, recreation, travel and tourism, creative sector and air travel. Support should be sector specific when appropriate and prioritize non-repayable financial assistance.
  • Invest in talent development and access.
  • Prioritize investments that support a fair and inclusive economic recovery.
  • Develop and fund education and skills retraining programs to ensure an adequate supply of labour in the trades and construction industry to meet the demands as a result of the province’s housing target of 1.5M homes in 10 years (120,000 in Mississauga).

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The City of Mississauga acknowledges the funding it is currently receiving from the federal government, including the Safe Restart Agreement, Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), The Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF), Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). We look forward to partnering on future funding opportunities.