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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
  • 54,000+ businesses
  • 654,000 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.

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

Markham Headquartered Electronics Manufacturer Vexos Receives Health Canada Approval for the MVM Ventilator

Vexos ventilatorMARKHAM, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ — Vexos Inc., a Global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) ventilator for use under Interim Order. In May, Vexos signed a contract with the Government of Canada to manufacture and supply 10,000 MVM units as part of the national mobilization to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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York University’s Markham Centre Campus ‘dream come true’

Markham YorkU campus renderingYork Region’s first university campus is expected to provide post-secondary opportunities closer to home for thousands of students, establish a diverse talent pool for burgeoning industries in the area and create millions in economic benefits once the $275.4-million, 10-storey, 400,000 sq. ft. campus building opens its doors in the fall of 2023.

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Vaughan-based Drone Delivery Canada to Transport Pandemic Supplies to Georgina Island First Nation

Supplies placed into a droneLake Simcoe will soon become more crowded. But not with boats — with drones.

While some still think drones are disruptive technology, drones are the future for the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again throughout the province coupled with the unpredictable winds winter brings, Georgina Island First Nation was a prime candidate for the federal government’s drone delivery pilot project, said band councilor William McCue.

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Markham Headquartered PayMyTuition Launches Payment Wheel, an All-in-One Solution for Tuition Payments

Payment Wheel by PayMyTuitionMARKHAM and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PayMyTuition, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for tuition payments, announced today the launch of Payment Wheel, an innovative suite of solutions specifically designed for Canadian educational institutions to remove friction within domestic and international tuition payments while streamlining institutions’ international business payments.

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Trillium Executive Centre in Markham Awarded BOMA Certificate of Excellence and Winner of 2020 TOBY Award

Trillium Executive Centre, MarkhamMARKHAM, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: TNT.UN) (the “REIT”) is pleased to announce its property located at 675 Cochrane Drive, Markham, Ontario has been awarded the BOMA Certificate of Excellence and 2020 Local TOBY® Award (Outstanding Building of the Year) in the Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft. category (“675 Cochrane”).

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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 0E7

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