Mississauga is a city in Southern Ontario, located just West of Toronto, on the North-Western coast of Lake Ontatio. With a population of 668,549 as of 2006, Mississauga is Canada's sixth-most populous municipality, and has almost doubled in population in each of the last two decades. Mississauga is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and its job market trends are very interlinked with those of the other GTA-area municipalities, including neighbouring Toronto, Brampton, Oakville, and Vaughan. Mississauga also has a high concentration of Canadian headquarters of large companies. Partly as a result of this, manager jobs in Mississauga amount for a relatively high percentage of the hiring demand in the city.
Other sizeable occupation groups in Mississauga include sales jobs and administrative jobs. A recent hiring demand survey of Vicinity Jobs found that hiring demand in Mississauga had been more resistant than in the other suburban GTA municipalities during the recession of 2009. However, since there are more jobs in Toronto than in any other GTA municipality including Mississauga, and because Toronto is only a relatively short distance away, there are many Mississauga residents who work in Toronto and commute on a daily basis.