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Nominations will open on May 2, 2022 and close on August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.

You can be nominated for the following offices:

  • Mayor
  • Councillor Ward 1
  • Councillor Ward 2
  • Councillor Ward 3
  • Councillor Ward 4
  • Councillor Ward 5
  • Councillor Ward 6
  • Councillor Ward 7
  • Councillor Ward 8
  • Councillor Ward 9
  • Councillor Ward 10
  • Councillor Ward 11
  • Trustee Wards 1 and 3
  • Trustee Wards 2 and 8
  • Trustee Ward 4
  • Trustee Ward 5
  • Trustee Wards 6 and 11
  • Trustee Ward 7
  • Trustee Wards 9 and 10
  • Trustee Wards 1 and 7
  • Trustee Wards 2 and 8
  • Trustee Wards 3 and 4
  • Trustee Ward 5
  • Trustee Wards 6 and 11
  • Trustee Wards 9 and 10
  • One Trustee at large in the City of Mississauga
  • One Trustee for the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton and the Town of Caledon


To qualify as a candidate you must be:

A Canadian citizen

At least 18 years old

A resident in the City of Mississauga; or

A non-resident of Mississauga and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City

You are not eligible to run as a candidate if you:

Are serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution

Are a corporation

Are acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity

Were convicted of the corrupt practice described in Municipal Elections Act, 1996, less than five years ago

If you are an employee of the City of Mississauga, Region of Peel or a school board, and you wish to run in the 2022 Municipal Election, you must take a leave of absence from your position before filing your nomination papers. For more information on the requirements and process, please email or call 905-615-3389.

How to register

To run for Mayor, City Councillor or School Board Trustee in the 2022 Municipal Election, you must:

  1. Download the nomination papers online or pick them up at the Office of the City Clerk.
  2. File your completed nomination package at the Office of the City Clerk. No appointment is needed, and you can walk in between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to file a nomination is August 19, 2022, at 2 p.m.
  3. Pay the nomination fee.
    • Office of the Mayor: $200
    • City Councillors: $100
    • School board trustees: $100

Office of the City Clerk

The office of the City Clerk is located on the second floor of the Civic Centre at 300 City Centre Drive. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you’re unable to file your nomination package in person, please contact the Elections Office at 905-615-3389.

Candidate resources

  • The 2022 Candidates’ Guide provides more information about the municipal election and candidate’s responsibilities.
  • The Lead Where You Live guide developed by Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) provides information for people interested in running in the 2022 Municipal Election. For more information about the guide, please visit the AMO website or call 1-877-426-6527.

After you file your nomination

When your nomination process is complete, you will receive a receipt from an Election Official confirming your nomination package and fees have been processed.

Until you receive this confirmation, you cannot:

  • Begin campaigning
  • Spend money to campaign
  • Ask for or accept contributions for your campaign