The city of Pickering is well connected to Durham Region as well as the GTA through DRT and GO Transit. The city has a literacy rate of 88% and is home to multiple post-secondary institutions and offers a robust education system from elementary to secondary schools. Pickering is home to a variety of national and international organizations, including but not limited to energy, advanced manufacturing, logistics and pharmaceutical. The city offers a culturally diverse quality of life. Residents can enjoy nature trails, sports, entertainment, waterfront, and countryside pastimes, the city has something to offer for everyone.