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{{RELATEDLINKS}}With a population approaching 600,000, Brampton is the ninth-largest city in Canada and the third-largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Brampton is the second-fastest-growing city in Canada, averaging growth of 4.2 percent per year (or 18,000 new residents per year). With a median age of 34.7, this young, educated, and multicultural workforce of 171,000 strong continues to grow with residents representing more than 209 different cultures and speaking more than 89 languages.
Brampton: Center of Canada's Major Transportation Corridors
Adjacent to Canada’s largest airport, Toronto Pearson International, Brampton is home to the largest intermodal railway terminal in Canada and has immediate access to an extensive network of transcontinental highways. At the center of Canada’s major transportation corridors and located near the U.S. border, Brampton is within a day’s drive of 158 million consumers.

Brampton has a successful, diversified economy and is home to more than 8,600 businesses. Seventy-two percent of Brampton’s economic base is comprised of service-producing companies and 28 percent is comprised of goods-producing companies. With all that Brampton has to offer, it’s no wonder companies like Medtronic, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Loblaw are headquartered here.