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Immigration Appeals Lawyer Oshawa

Oshawa’s official motto is “Prepare to be Amazed” – setting a lofty goal for the scrappy southern Ontario city. Oshawa is a city of about 150 thousand people located on the eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area. The city is part of Durham Region, along with Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby.

Oshawa’s population includes a wide range of ethnicities, including people identifying as Black, South Asian, Chinese, Latin American, South East Asian, and Arab.

Oshawa is the self identified “Automotive Capital of Canada”. The city is home to General Motors’ Canadian headquarters, as well as a major General Motors manufacturing plant called ‘Oshawa Car Assembly’. The plant includes over 10 million square feet of factory floor and employs around 4 thousand people. General Motors is by far Oshawa’s largest employer. Many people are also employed in related industries that feed off of the GM plant’s activities.

Aside from the Oshawa’s important manufacturing industry, it is also home to institutions of higher education. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is located in Oshawa. UOIT was founded in 2012, and is focused on preparing students for careers in science, technology, and healthcare. Oshawa is also home to Durham College, which is attended by more than 9 thousand full time students. Durham College, unsurprisingly, offers many courses in automotive and manufacturing related fields, as well as business, media, healthcare, and design, among others. As well, Trent University maintains a campus in Oshawa.

Oshawa is a city that’s well known for its blue collar roots. Oshawa is also known as producing standout hockey talent, with well known NHL players Dale Hawerchuk and Sean Avery hailing from Oshawa, among many others. However, with its recent growth in educational opportunities, Oshawa is quickly becoming a high tech hub within Ontario and Canada. As well, GM’s Oshawa plant was upgraded significantly in 2008, making it one of the world’s most technologically advanced automotive manufacturing facilities.

With Oshawa’s vibrant employment and educational opportunities, it is unsurprising that Oshawa is experiencing relatively quick population growth. In fact, in 2013, Oshawa’s rate of population growth was the third highest in Canada.

Oshawa’s GTA location, combined with its relatively low housing prices, make it an ideal location for young families or recent Canadian immigrants to put down roots.

For residents of Oshawa or Durham Region’s other cities and towns, our Oshawa location is there as your home base to tackle all your immigration related needs. Mathew Jeffery is a highly experienced immigration attorney and has successfully handled a great many immigration issues, from the complicated to the routine. Please do not hesitate to visit our location in person or call us at 866-886-8014. We know how important immigration issues are to our clients, and we pride ourselves on offering unparalleled personalized service to each and every client.

We look forward to assisting you.

To get to Oshawa from Toronto:

  1. Take the 401 heading Eastbound
  2. Exit at Westney Road

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