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About London and Area

London is a vibrant city in southwestern Ontario, about halfway between Toronto and Detroit, and is the sixth largest city in Ontario. About 20% of London's 366,000 residents are newcomers. Londoners speak over 100 languages and 46,000 speak a language other than French or English at home.

London is nicknamed "The Forest City" because of its many trees and parks for residents to enjoy. The city is also home to six universities and colleges – including Fanshawe College and Western University. The universities and colleges are a big part of London's diverse economy, but there are a number of other major employment sectors as well. These include:

  • Advanced manufacturing, with close to 30,000 people employed in London.
  • Healthcare, with more than 23,000 people employed in a number of facilities in London.
  • Digital creative, employs more than 8,000 people in a variety of high tech jobs.
  • Food processing, London is a North American hub with over 6,000 people employed in this field.