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County of Simcoe

Simcoe County Immigration Portal

Simcoe County is located less than an hour north of the City of Toronto, which makes it an ideal location to raise a family while remaining close to one of the largest cities in Canada. The area not only attracts residents looking for lifestyle options but also industry seeking opportunity for growth and a qualified workforce.

The County of Simcoe is made of a diverse range of towns and township, including the cities of Barrie and Orillia. Simcoe has 16 municipalities, of which three communities - the First Nations reserves of Mnjikaning First Nation and Christian Island, and Canadian Forces Base Borden - have separate political and administrative structures.

Visit the County of Simcoe municipal immigration portal to find more information.

For more information on housing costs and trends, please visit the sections for Simcoe County on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) websites: Toronto and Barrie.


Simcoe County boasts excellent regional health-care and education facilities, vibrant and unique rural and urban communities, and a host of leisure and recreation opportunities.

This is a picture of Simcoe County

 The County of Simcoe and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to a large centre Toronto
Approximate distance 65 to 150 km
 Population size of the County of Simcoe:


422,205 residents

Simcoe County

 Major industries in the County of Simcoe:
Key industries Accommodation and food services
Health care and social services
 Climate in the County of Simcoe:
Average temperatures January July
  -8C 20C

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The County of Simcoe 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.