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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?

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.

“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

Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada’s Drone Technology Lands U.S. Patent

DronesDrone Delivery Canada has been awarded its first U.S. patent for its proprietary drone delivery technology.The Vaughan-based company is furthering drone technology for a number of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, mining, agriculture, forestry, construction, and with courier companies.

Full Article: northernontariobusiness.com

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Canada Invests in Newmarket’s Electric Bus Network

electric bus chargingNEWMARKET, ONAug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ – Canada’s climate plan is working for the planet and working for Canadians. The Government of Canada is encouraging the widespread adoption of electric vehicles by supporting innovative projects that provide more options to drive clean, including investments in electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Markham-based Tech Incubator VentureLAB Receives $1.7 Million from FedDev Ontario to Boost Women Representation in Tech

ventureLabThe investment will be used to launch Tech Undivided, a new initiative aimed at supporting women working in the tech industry. VentureLAB hopes to bridge the gender divide and create equity in an industry where women are typically underrepresented.

Full Article: betakit.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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