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Windsor Essex Immigration Portal

The fourth most ethnically diverse community in Canada, Windsor-Essex County is at the heart of North America’s high technology manufacturing area, one mile south of Detroit, Michigan, on the Detroit River. Located in the western tip of Ontario and the southernmost part of Canada, the Windsor-Essex region benefits from a temperate climate.

Essex County's strategic position on the U.S. border has played a key role in its success. Detroit's International Airport, a 45 minute drive from Windsor, and Windsor Airport, provide timely access to and from all parts of the globe.

Windsor and Essex county's seven municipalities - Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington and Tecumseh - cover an area of 1,775 square kilometres and is home to more than 400,000 people.

When you arrive in Windsor and Essex County there are many people and organizations that are ready to help you settle into your new community. Visit the Windsor-Essex municipal immigration portal to find out more.

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


Windsor-Essex is a region rich in historical significance, ethnic tradition and vibrant communities that offers affordable real estate in well tended towns and villages.

This is a picture of Windsor

 Windsor-Essex and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to large centres Toronto London Detroit
Windsor 364 km 186 km 8.3 km
Amherstburg 386 km 208 km 31.7 km
Essex 353 km 191 km 32.4 km
Kingsville 361 km 183 km 52 km
Lakeshore 336 km 158 km 40.8 km
LaSalle 372 km 193 km 16.7 km
Leamington 349 km 171 km 59.1 km
Tecumseh 359 km 181 km 16.8 km
 Population size of Windsor-Essex:
Population 400,000 residents
 Major industries in Windsor-Essex:
Key industries High technology manufacturing
 Climate in Windsor-Essex:
Average temperatures January July
Years: 1971-2000 -4.5C 22.7C

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The Windsor-Essex County 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.