Why Hamilton?

A view of downtown Hamilton from the escarpment
Photo credit: Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton


The City of Hamilton welcomes newcomers and refugees and recognizes the value that they bring to the communities in the city. Hamilton offers its residents:

  • The most diversified economy in Canada,
  • Affordable housing and public transit with new services planned,
  • Cultural, artistic, performing arts and museum attractions,
  • A wide offering of professional and amateur sporting events and participation opportunities,
  • Places to worship for people of many different faiths,
  • A full range of language classes and settlement programs for newcomers.

View Hamilton’s Community Profile for more information on the city’s population, diversity, and the services offered to residents.

The Global Hamilton office at the City of Hamilton promotes the city abroad and aims to attract entrepreneurial and skilled immigrants and to retain international students.

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