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.
|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|
|Key industries||High technology manufacturing|
The Windsor-Essex County municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of OntarioImmigration.ca for other municipal immigration portals.