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Move to Timmins for a Culturally Rich and Affordable Lifestyle

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Kristin Murray

Mayor, City of Timmins

Resident of Timmins

Olawale Oladapo

Resident, City of Timmins

Situated in northeastern Ontario, Timmins is a scenic city flourishing with opportunities for immigrants and refugees.


As a newcomer to Canada, finding community, employment, and a safe place to establish your life are only a handful of the challenges experienced when deciding where to settle. The City of Timmins understands these needs and prioritizes investments in opportunities for individuals and families that foster a well-rounded lifestyle rich in culture and excitement.

Advantages of moving to Timmins as a newcomer to Canada

The cost of living is less expensive in Timmins compared to larger cities across Canada, which makes it easier to achieve personal milestones such as building a family and buying a house.

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Olawale Oladapo shares that he and his family achieved their personal goals faster living in Timmins after moving out of Toronto. With affordable housing options, their family was able to purchase a house within three years of living there, and his wife was able to complete her CPA designation.

Another aspect Olawale and his family appreciate is the cultural diversity in Timmins. There is a representation of people from all corners of the world in a tightly knit community. Residents are curious to learn about each other, which fosters an organic and unique blending of cultures.

Get support settling in Timmins

Timmins has multiple organizations dedicated to helping newcomers begin their lives up North. The Timmins & District Multicultural Centre and Collège Boréal Settlement Services provide individuals and their families with resources to assist their integration with the community. This includes connections to local services and opportunities to meet like-minded people.

In Timmins, there is a place for everyone.

Mayor Kristin Murray

Timmins is also one of 11 cities across Canada participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), a permanent residence program for skilled immigrants.

The City of Timmins offers endless opportunities for newcomers to live fulfilling lives.


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