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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.

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Million in GTA Workforce

Many being highly-skilled and educated professionals in technology fields.

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Talented & Diverse University Graduates

Join the Greater Toronto Area workforce every year on average.

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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.

Relevant ICT Talent
Retain Skilled GTA Talent

Shorter commute times equals improved attraction and retention of experienced professionals living in York Region and Greater Toronto Area communities.

Global Talent Lives in York Region
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.

Global Talent Connects You To The World
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)

Tech Employees in York Region
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OF YORK REGION RESIDENTS HAVE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
(AGE 25 - 64)
Talent at Treefrog
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
(Select Fields of Study | Population Age: 25 – 64)
Post-Secondary Field of Study Total Talent Pool (#):
Greater Toronto Area
(Incl. York Region)
of which are
local in
York Region
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 566,000 104,750
Engineering 178,825 39,060
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
Physical Sciences 29,950 5,895
Statistics Canada, 2016 Census
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OF GREATER TORONTO'S STEM & BUSINESS GRADUATES RESIDE IN YORK REGION
York Region Talent Pool
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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