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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
  • 52,000+ businesses
  • 636,000 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?

York Link is York Region’s Economic Development department that promotes the region as a the place where talent and opportunity intersect. In collaboration with our nine local cities and towns the York Link team helps businesses:

  • Expand within York Region
  • Establish new operations in York Region
  • Attract high-skilled talent

York Region is the third largest business centre and second largest tech hub in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario, Canada). York Region has a thriving economy diversified across a variety of key industry sectors.

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.

“BEST REGION TO LIVE
IN CANADA”

York Region placed first out of 117 regions identified across the country in a study by The Mowat Centre (University of Toronto) assessing overall livability across different socio-economic factors.

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 IN
YORK 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

Markham is Creating an Innovation Hub the Size of Roughly 600 Soccer Fields, its Mayor Says

Mayor ScarpittiThe mayor of Markham is using a major technology conference to tell startup enterprises that his city north of Toronto is preparing a large parcel of land to be the home of a new innovation hub.

Full Article: cbc.ca

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The Technology Sector in the Greater Toronto Area: A Multi-Market Success Story

Avison Young Topical Report: GTA TechThe GTA is not a single option but, rather, offers a wide variety of submarkets giving information and communications technology (ICT) firms the range of real estate options and concentrations of skilled workers that the firms require to facilitate their future growth and success.

Full Article: avisonyoung.com

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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 1B3

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