The city of Kitchener is situated on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples.

We recognize our responsibility to serve as stewards for the land and honour the original caretakers who came before us. Our community is enriched by the enduring knowledge and deep-rooted traditions of the diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit in Kitchener today.

Kitchener is an innovative, caring and vibrant city. We have a proud history of community-building – inspiring and supporting people to work together to create a city that feels like home for everyone.

Kitchener is a place for everyone. It’s a place where people come from across Canada and the world to put down roots. They’re joining vibrant neighbourhood communities and enriching them with new businesses, cultures to celebrate and innovative ideas to share. It’s a place where people have a passion for city-building – they’re inspired by what Kitchener is becoming and they want to be a part of its vibrant future.

A city that runs on ideas loves new voices, and we want to hear yours. By embracing new people and perspectives, Kitchener has always been on the cutting edge. When Kitchener tries something new, the world follows. For more than a hundred years we produced goods that defined modern manufacturing and cutting-edge style. And making better things in new ways is still the heart of our city – 50,000 people work in manufacturing.

Kitchener is also a City of the Future. We’re the anchor of Canada’s Innovation Corridor, and our startup density is second only to Silicon Valley. We’re the fastest growing startup ecosystem in Canada, creating 30,000 tech jobs in the past 20 years.

We’re connected to the City of Waterloo and part of the Region of Waterloo. The region’s post-secondary school system is the core of our tech industry, and with 100,000 students in the region there are new ideas and newer skillsets available every day. This new talent feeds into the world’s largest free startup incubator Velocity, located in the Communitech Hub.

This makes Kitchener the urban centre of a region of more than 272,000 people, the second fastest growing in Canada. Our region is home to educated, talented and ambitious citizens who lead in industries from finance and technology, who embark on and grow small businesses, and who innovate and create in a vibrant arts and creative industry sector.

Kitchener is a city where beautiful brick factories have been transformed into condos that flank a modern light rail system. It’s a city where you can find established, tree-lined neighbourhoods and new neighbourhoods creating their own sense of community.  

It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, and it knows that a city built on bold ideas needs voices.

No matter who you are or where you come from, you belong in Kitchener.

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