Coat of arms of Ontario

Ontario has a strong, diversified economy, with many kinds of work and many different industries. Most immigrants come to Ontario because of the opportunities offered here. Our people are our greatest asset, and we welcome the talent and energy that newcomers bring to our province. In return, we offer opportunities and a quality of life that are second to none.

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Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st, with QC, NS, NB)
Capital Toronto
Largest city Toronto
Largest metro Greater Toronto Area
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell
 • Premier Kathleen Wynne(Liberal)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 121 of 338 (35.8%)
Senate seats 24 of 105 (22.9%)
 • Total 1,076,395 km2(415,598 sq mi)
 • Land 917,741 km2(354,342 sq mi)
 • Water 158,654 km2(61,257 sq mi)  14.7%
Area rank Ranked 4th
  10.8% of Canada
Population (2016)
 • Total 13,448,494 [2]
 • Estimate (2017 Q2) 14,135,610 [3]
 • Rank Ranked 1st
 • Density 14.7/km2 (38/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ontarian[4]
Official languages English[5]
 • Rank 1st
 • Total (2015) C$763.276 billion[6]
 • Per capita C$55,322 (7th)
Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4
(east of 90th meridian west, and Pickle Lake)
Eastern: UTC -5
(Atikokan; does not observe DST)
Central: UTC -6/-5
(west of 90th meridian west, ex. Pickle Lake & Atikokan)
Postal abbr. ON
Postal code prefix K L M N P
ISO 3166 code CA-ON
Flower White Trillium
Tree Eastern White Pine
Bird Common loon