WHERE TALENT AND OPPORTUNITY INTERSECT
SET YOUR BUSINESS UP FOR SUCCESS IN YORK REGION
Whether you’re an international company looking to establish Canadian operations or a Canadian company looking to expand into the nation’s most prosperous province – Ontario – your location decision is important.
The Toronto Region, also known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is Canada’s largest business hub and has direct access to other major Canadian, US, and international destinations, making it a natural landing spot for businesses from all over the world.
Comprised of 5 distinct regions and the City of Toronto, discovering the location within the GTA that will best serve your business and its business needs is vital. Let’s explore why establishing operations in York Region can set your business up for success in Ontario and Canada.
LEVERAGE THE GREATER TORONTO AREA MARKET
By locating in Toronto area’s York Region, your business has convenient and central access to all of the GTA and everything it has to offer. This includes diverse and global talent, 18 post-secondary institutions within commuting distance, major highways, two international airports, Canada-wide rail lines for distribution and a quality of life that ranks among the highest in the world.
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LIVE IN THE GTA
OF ONTARIO’S GDP
GLOBAL NAMES CHOOSE YORK REGION
Top companies have been choosing York Region’s nine cities and towns as their location for Canadian headquarters or major operational centres for over fifty years. If they’ve built success here, there’s nothing stopping your business from doing the same in the place where talent and opportunity intersect!
EXPLORE YORK REGION'S KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS
York Region’s economy is an economic powerhouse and built on a diverse set of industry sectors. In many cases these sectors are interconnected, meaning not only is opportunity everywhere for your company to find new customers, but potential innovation and other company partners that can help you go to the next level.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY | 4,900+ COMPANIES
The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Toronto area’s York Region is one of the largest in Canada. You’ll find a mix of global corporations, SMEs, and startups in the Region. Most of our tech companies are scale-ups focused on business-to-business and enterprise-scale solutions in areas such as enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, networking, and microelectronics products and manufacturing.
FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES | 4,900+ COMPANIES
The Financial & Professional Services sector in Toronto area’s York Region is over 4,900 companies strong. You will find global corporations and startups in the Region, supporting over 60,000 sector related jobs.
AUTOMOTIVE TECH & AUTO PARTS | 100+ COMPANIES
York Region is home to Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturing cluster with over 250 auto parts and electronics manufacturing companies, a critical part of our nation’s economy.
LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTH TECHNOLOGY | 750+ COMPANIES
Some of the best leaders, researchers, manufacturers, and investors in the life sciences and healthcare technologies sector call York Region home, including four world-class hospitals. In early 2021, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital opened its doors and became Canada’s first fully-integrated “Smart Hospital”.
LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION | 1,800+ COMPANIES
York Region is a major warehousing and logistics hub in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with over 1,800 businesses, including two intermodal freight rail terminals (CN rail and CP rail) and major corporate distribution centres.
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION | 13,000+ COMPANIES
York Region’s building, construction, building products manufacturing, and real estate sector is a thriving multi-billion dollar sector with mass transit infrastructure investments including the Toronto-York subway extension to Vaughan, and the Yonge subway extension coming to Markham and Richmond Hill.
AGRI-FOOD & FOOD PROCESSING | 700+ COMPANIES
From the rich soils of the Holland Marsh to a diverse mix of food and beverage processing businesses, this sector plays an important role in York Region’s economy and supporting the Ontario food chain.
In partnership with the Region’s local cities and towns, the York Region Economic Strategy team provides complementary and confidential strategic “one-stop shop” support services for entrepreneurs, established local businesses, as well as, Canadian and international companies looking to setup operations in Toronto Area’s York Region.