Become a candidate

On this page

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 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

Eligibility

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

How to register

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

  1. Complete the nomination package. You can download the nomination papers online or book an appointment to pick them up at the Office of the City Clerk at 300 City Centre Drive.
  2. Book an appointment to meet with an Election Official in person or virtually and file your complete nomination package.
  3. Pay the nomination fee. You will receive instructions on how to pay your nomination fee at your appointment with an Election Official.
    • Office of the Mayor: $200
    • City Councillors: $100
    • School board trustees: $100

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