DIVERSE & HIGHLY-SKILLED GLOBAL TALENT
Centrally located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is home to 1,300,000 residents and is home to one of the most educated workforce’s amongst Canada’s largest municipalities and half of the Toronto Area Top 100 Neighbourhoods.
There are thousands of residents within the broader GTA that commute into York Region. That means your business can tap into talent across the GTA, which is home to over 6.8 million people and is home to dozens of universities and colleges that are committed to producing graduates in all fields; including many with a focus on STEM-related studies.
York Region offers an exceptional quality of life that attracts and retains top global talent; making it the place where talent and opportunity intersect for your business and your employees.
Million in GTA Workforce
Many being highly-skilled and educated professionals in technology fields.
Talented & Diverse University Graduates
Join the Greater Toronto Area workforce every year on average.
Immigrants With Degrees
Many thanks to the fast-processing Canadian Global Skills Visa.
Talent With Relevant Skills
Over 50% of York Region’s workforce aged 25-64 with post-secondary education majored in Business Administration, Engineering, Sciences or Information Technology.
Retain Skilled GTA Talent
Shorter commute times equals improved attraction and retention of experienced professionals living in York Region and Greater Toronto Area communities.
Local And Global Talent
York Region is culturally diverse with 122 languages and dialects spoken. With 45% of the population being foreign born it creates a globally connected workforce.
THE HIGHEST TECH TALENT CONCENTRATION IN THE TORONTO-WATERLOO CORRIDOR IS IN YORK REGION
ICT Technical Occupations % of Labour Force (Ages 25-64) | Statistics Canada 2016 Census (NOC* 0213; 2133; 2147; 217; 2241; 2242; 2253; 228)
OF YORK REGION RESIDENTS HAVE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
(AGE 25 - 64)
SELECT CANADIAN LARGE MUNICIPALITIES BY PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION
WITH POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
(Age: 25 - 64) | Statistics Canada, 2016 Census
NUMBER OF STEM & BUSINESS GRADUATES IN THE GTA
|Post-Secondary Field of Study||Total Talent Pool (#):|
|Greater Toronto Area
(Incl. York Region)
|of which are
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services||566,000||104,750|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services||124,870||26,250|
|Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields||69,530||12,540|
|Mathematics and Statistics||24,825||5,600|
|Statistics Canada, 2016 Census|