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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

Turbonomic Expands R&D Operation In Markham, Canada

Turbonomic celebrate their office expansionTo commemorate expansion into a larger office in the city of Markham in Greater Toronto Area, the Mayor of the City of Markham, Frank Scarpitti, today visited the Canada-based operation responsible for contributing to Turbonomic’s R&D efforts. Today’s news is the latest milestone as Turbonomic, the leader in application resource management, continues its growth trajectory.

Full Article: turbonomic.com

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Top 5 Highlights from York Region’s #YRtech Experience Pavilion at Collision!

York Region, Canada’s second largest tech hub, was front and centre at Collision Conference’s inaugural debut with a 30ft2 space, aptly named the #YRtech Experience Pavilion. York Region’s Economic Development team partnered with local tech scale-ups, startups, innovation support organizations, and a few of our local municipalities – Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan – to create a space for Collision attendees to “play” and “interact” with cutting edge technology in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), autotech, intelligent building solutions, gaming, virtual reality (VR), smart watches, robotic vision solutions, mobile app development, and more.

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Walk and Talk with York Region’s Chief Planner on June 18th

Walk and Talk with York Region's Chief PlannerYork Region is hosting a walking tour of Yonge Street Corridor in Richmond Hill entitled Walk & Talk with York Region’s Chief Planner. Yonge Street is a great example of a York Region’ corridor experiencing intensification along multiple nodes. Over the past decade, Yonge Street in Richmond Hill has undergone a transformation for people of all ages including a mix of shops, recreation, jobs, housing and transportation options.

REGISTER HERE

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York Region Headquartered Magna Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year

Magna receiving AwardAURORA, Ontario, June 5, 2019 – At General Motors’ 27th annual supplier awards held recently in Detroit, Magna was recognized as a Supplier of the Year for its driveline systems technologies. It marks the third time Magna has received the award for driveline systems supplied to GM vehicles.

Full Article: magna.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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