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Durham Region

Welcome to the Durham Region Immigration Portal

Located just 40 minutes east of Toronto, Durham Region is an attractive community due to its central location, proximity to the Lake Ontario shoreline and overall accessibility.

From the waterfront trails to the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Durham Region abounds with excellent recreational opportunities. Residents can walk, jog, cycle, in-line skate or hike the Oak Ridges Moraine. In winter, activities such as cross-county or downhill skiing and snowshoeing are popular. Golfers will enjoy and be challenged by courses throughout the area. Fishing is also a year-round activity.

Visit Durham Region municipal immigration portal for more information on living and working in Durham.

For more information on housing costs and trends, please visit the section for Durham Region on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) website.


The area is characterized by a variety of landscapes and communities, including major lakeshore urban centres, small towns, villages, hamlets and farms. It's also well-known for the strength of its manufacturing sector and its fast-growing population.

 Durham Region, its communities and housing:
Cities Ajax Brock Clarington Oshawa Pickering Scugog Uxbridge Whitby
Proximity to Toronto 48.9 km 112 km 82.4 km 62 km 42.5 km 92 km 75 km 57.8 km
Average house price* $370,000 $280,000 $290,000 $315,000 $560,000 $435,000 $420,000 $415,000

*Single family detached

This is a picture of Durham Region

 Major industries in Durham Region:
Key industries Manufacturing
Service sectors
 Climate in Durham Region:
Average temperatures January July
Years: 1971-2000 -5.3C 20.3C

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Cost of living

Education facilities

Health care facilities

History of the region


The Durham Region municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of for other municipal immigration portals.