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
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
Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area
LOCAL JOBS INYORK REGION
Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…
RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada
Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada
NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (2001-'18)
Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?
“York Region in its way is starting to move with momentum into… one of the best innovation regions we have here in the Province.”
– Patrick Horgan, Former VP Development & Operations | IBM Canada
“The talent here is exciting… engineers with diverse backgrounds can create technologies that can be used for all cultures.”
– Michael H. Yuan, Former Executive VP, Corporate Development | CIeNet International
“We knew this was a high-growth area… York Region was appealing for a number of reasons: transit, growth, and talent.”
– Sebastian Distefano, Regional Managing Partner | KPMG
“We deliberately selected this site in Canada because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent, great universities, and innovative partners.”
– Ken Kelzer, VP Global Components & Subsystems | General Motors
“Our employment growth continues to outpace national and provincial averages, proving York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.”
– Wayne Emmerson, Chairman & CEO | York Region
BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS FROM TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION
Richmond Hill Considers Intensification at Newkirk Business Park, GO Stationread more
Markham Headquartered Sofina Foods Inc. and The Sofina Foundation Receive Business Excellence Award
MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Sofina Foods Inc. and The Sofina Foundation received the award for Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment during the Markham Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Award gala on November 28, 2019.read more
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Opens its Flagship Store in Markham with an Experiential Shopping Experienceread more
Vince’s Market Reveals Fresh Look, Expansion in East Gwillimburyread more
New Project in Vaughan Joins Resistance to Urban Sprawlread more
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.