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WELCOME HOME TO YORK REGION

IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…

York Region is a thriving and diverse community in Canada that is home to:

  • 1.2 million residents
  • 51,000+ businesses
  • 620,000 jobs
  • 4 urban growth centres
  • Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies

ONTARIO’S FASTEST GROWING…

…large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.

York Region Business Community

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.

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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 (avg)
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Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?

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YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Expanding your business into the Greater Toronto Area is an important decision. 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
YORK LINK BLOG SERIES
Scale-Up Companies: The Pulse of York Region’s – and Canada’s – Tech Industry

York Region Scale-Up: Redline CommunicationsThe chatter in the public domain around the technology industry in Canada is increasing by the day. Similarly, the share of voice around the startup community is also growing. There’s a middle ground here, however, that gets less attention, the least share of voice and practically zero press coverage: Canadian scale-ups.

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York Region Artificial Intelligence Companies Center Stage at the 2018 Toronto Tech Summit

Full Room at TO Tech Summit For many the acronym “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) brings immediate thoughts of Terminator or super robots taking over the world. However, as the 2018 Toronto Tech Summit – hosted at the MaRS Discovery District in Downtown Toronto – highlighted, the pursuit of AI integration threaded into “mundane” business operations such as customer service support, personnel assistants, human resources, and e-commerce activities is already having a huge impact and dramatically reshaping how these sectors engage with their customers.

Full Article: yorklink.ca

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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to York Region’s Holland Marsh

Barley Prize Kickoff in York RegionFor the last few months, Holland Marsh in York Region and Bradford was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation.

Full Article: foodandfarming.ca

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Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan is Launching a New Winter Festival

Winterfest in WonderlandToronto has been borderline-obsessed with the idea of a figurative “winter wonderland” in recent years, hence the soaring popularity of idyllic skating trails and jam-packed holiday lights festivals. Now, as of Wednesday morning, you can look forward to hitting up a literalwinter Wonderland — as in Canada’s Wonderland, during the winter.

Full Article: blogto.com

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Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Dominates Customer Experience in Homebuilding Space with Newly Formed Group

Constellation Home Builders in Markham, York RegionMarkhamAug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ — Over the past two years, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has made strategic investments in the customer experience space, acquiring CustomerInsight, CustomerConnect, Woodland, O’Brien & Scott and Conasys Homeowner Care.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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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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