Brampton is Ready

​We’re ready for a university. In fact, Brampton is the 9th largest municipality in Canada and the only city among the Top 10 that does not have a major university campus.

There are lots of good reasons to have one here.

Brampton is growing

Downtown BramptonBrampton is the ninth largest city in Canada, the fourth largest city in Ontario, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Greater Toronto Area. Designated as an Urban Growth Centre, Brampton’s population is expected to grow from 540,000 to over 843,000 by 2031.

Brampton is diverse

Diversity in BramptonBrampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Over 50% of Brampton’s population was born outside Canada, and newcomers continue to influence the city’s growth and diversity.

Brampton is young

Students workingWith a median age of 34.7, Brampton’s population is younger than the ten most populated cities in Canada… as well as the province of Ontario, and the Greater Toronto Area.

Brampton is connected

Brampton boasts a regionally integrated transit network, state of the art community infrastructure, a diverse economic base, and an excellent record of success in strategic partnerships. We are home to significant healthcare institutions like Brampton Civic Hospital, the future Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, and the future ErinoakKids Centre.

Brampton is underserved

Brampton’s economic growth strategies promote a talented and diverse labour force, yet only 51% of the population has a postsecondary education. By providing access to local postsecondary capacity, it is the City’s goal to increase this level to meet the provincial (55%) and national (54%) average.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Quick Facts

  • The projected increase in population age 18-24 in Brampton between 2011 and 2021 is 35,400
  • The federal government’s target for increasing the numbers of international students in Canadian universities is an excellent match with Brampton’s demographics, featuring an immigrant population of 51 per cent, with strong ties to countries in South and East Asia, the source of about 61 per cent of Canada’s international students currently
  • In 2015, Brampton had about 4,000 residents enrolled in universities, with 63 per cent of those in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programs
  • Population and demographic estimates show Brampton will have more than 5,000 students accepted in universities each year from 2021 through 2041