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TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION: WHERE TALENT AND OPPORTUNITY INTERSECT

IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…

York Region, the fastest growing large municipality in Ontario, Canada is a thriving and diverse community that is home to:

  • 1.2 million residents
  • 54,000+ businesses
  • 654,000 jobs
  • 4 urban growth centres
  • Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies

The Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.

WHAT IS YORK LINK?

Part of York Region’s Economic Strategy division, the York Link program facilitates local business growth in knowledge-based sectors. It promotes York Region as a business destination of choice in the Greater Toronto Area, and where talent and opportunity intersect! In collaboration with the region’s local municipalities and other partners the York Link team helps businesses:

  • Expand within York Region
  • Establish new operations in York Region
  • Attract high-skilled talent
  • Increase their business community exposure

YORK REGION IS…

…comprised of nine local cities and towns, which are Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.

TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION: AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE IN CANADA

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BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
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Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area

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LOCAL JOBS INYORK REGION
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Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…

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RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
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York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada

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TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
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Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada

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NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (2001-'18)
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Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?

BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS FROM TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION

THE KEY TO COVID-19 BUSINESS SURVIVAL: CASH FLOW SUPPORT PROGRAMS

covid-19 recovery blog series headerFederal and provincial governments have launched several stimulus programs to help businesses gain access to additional cash and financing options to evolve their cash flow planning and strategic investments.

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The Last Straw Distillery in Vaughan is Transforming its Production Line to Make Hand Sanitizers

hand santizer bottles on a tableThe Vaughan-based Last Straw Distillery is one of the latest businesses to transform its actual line of production to make much-needed hand sanitizers.

“The hand sanitizer approval actually came through on Sunday (March 29). I guess Health Canada was looking through the weekend to process all these applications,” said Mike Hook, one of the distillery’s founders.

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Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario

VMC renderingJust the promise of a subway station is enough to launch serious development. More than a decade ago, the TTC committed to building a station in Vaughan, at the northern end of Toronto’s University Line extension. This announcement provided the fuel for an enormous development called Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The project’s ambition is plainly stated in the name—nothing less than a new urban area in the sprawling suburbs of Vaughan. 

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Markham-based Flato Developments Supporting Ontario Communities in the Fight Against COVID-19

flato truck with PPE suppliesMARKHAM, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on all healthcare institutions and hospitals resulting in an increased need for donations to help protect workers. As a response to this crisis, the team at Flato Developments, a builder and land developer of commercial and residential communities, has begun distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of KN95 and surgical masks to front line workers serving communities across southern Ontario.

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Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces US$96 Million Contract for FlexAir™ PAPR System from FEMA to Help Battle COVID-19

AirBoss flexair hooded capeNEWMARKET, Ontario, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the manufacture and sale of 100,000 FlexAir™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (“PAPR”) systems, 600,000 filters, and related accessories.

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YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

IS YOUR BUSINESS LOOKING AT EXPANDING INTO THE GREATER TORONTO AREA?

Finding the right location where your business can succeed is key, but it also needs to be where your employees want to be. From strategic connections, finding office space, to government grant opportunities, and discovering why the lifestyle here is sought-after, we will show you why York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

In partnership with our local cities and towns, York Region’s Economic Development team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Toronto area’s York Region.

York Region Economic Strategy
LOCATIONS

The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 0E7

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