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Action Plan

York Region thrives as business hub where talent and opportunity intersect

“Identifying challenges in the business community and taking action to overcome them is the backbone of the 2024 to 2027 Economic Development Action Plan,” said City of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Joe DiPaola, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development. “The 2024 to 2027 Action Plan builds on important work already underway to complement our partners’ efforts and drive economic prosperity together.”
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York Region creates new plan to boost business, economy, workforce

York Region business and research leaders are welcoming a new strategy to help develop the regional economy and businesses.
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19 York Region-based companies make Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2023

There were 19 York Region-based business to make the list.
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Is Your Business Protected From Cyber Threats? Simple Tips From ESET During Cybersecurity Month

Earlier this year, Telus conducted a study on ransomware attacks with a staggering finding that 83% of Canadian businesses surveyed reported attempted attacks and 64% indicated they had experienced one. Read these useful digital security tips from ESET’s Chief Security Evangelist, Tony Anscombe in our latest #YRtech Blog in support of Canada’s Cybersecurity Month.
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Markham Headquartered PayMyTuition Launches Innovative Open Banking Cashiering Module for Educational Institutions

This innovative open banking cashiering solution will equip educational institutions with a two-factor account verification process for payer authorization before a transaction can be made, making transactions easy and highly secure for the student.
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Building Out Spokes: Selecting the Right Space for Your Company’s Return-to-Office Plan

The hub-and-spoke office model pushes companies to reconsider a single central location and instead have a primary head office with smaller ‘spoke’ locations placed closer to where employees live. Giving staff the option to come into the office with more accessibility and comfort.
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Vaughan Headquartered PSP Services Completes the Acquisition of PSiGate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Peoples Payment Solutions Ltd.

Howard Klein, President of Peoples Payments and Cards, at Peoples Group, added: “Peoples Group is thrilled to transition the PSiGate business over to PSP. Their best-in-class POS systems as well as an extremely talented team will be a great addition to the service offering. We will continue to support the PSiGate business as the acquiring bank.”
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2021 Year In Review // York Region Economic Development

On behalf of York Region Economic Strategy, I am pleased to present the 2021 Economic
Development Year in Review. This is an overview of economic development activities undertaken this past year, highlights of business news from across the Region, and important economic indicators showing the strength and resilience of our business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canadian Western Bank (CWB) Expands in Ontario with New Location Set to Open in Markham Summer 2022

CWB’s new location in Markham at 7303 Warden Avenue is scheduled to open in Summer 2022. The new banking centre and regional office in Toronto’s Financial District at 141 Adelaide Street West is anticipated to open in Spring 2023.
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Federal Government Announces New Targeted COVID-19 Business Support

The Government of Canada has confirmed that certain existing income and business support programs will end on October 23, 2021, as previously announced. This includes the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
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Markham Headquartered Allstate Canada Partners with Habitat for Humanity Canada to Support Homeowners Facing Pandemic Challenges

From September 20-27, for every insurance quote completed the Allstate Foundation of Canada will donate $5 toward building homes in five Habitat for Humanity communities across Canada, up to a maximum donation amount of $50,000. These communities are in Southern Alberta, the Greater Toronto Area, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
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ENERGI Fenestration Solutions USA Operations, Acquired by Vaughan Headquartered The Vision Group

The Vision Group, headquartered in Woodbridge, Ontario, is a customer-focused, technology-driven group of companies focused on the building products industry. Vision’s products include an array of applications, including custom window and door profiles, patio doors, railings, columns, fencing, and transportation.
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Looking For A Place To Grow As A Young Professional?

From the dynamic core of Markham, the vibrancy of Newmarket, the greenspaces of Richmond Hill, to the commuter ease of Vaughan, these communities are perfect for developing roots for your future.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

Qualified small to medium-sized Canadian businesses can receive from $25,000 to $1 million in HASCAP loans, and larger organizations with multiple locations such as a chain of restaurants or hotels can receive up to $6.25 million in funding support.
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Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors

Ontario Small Business Support Grant | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will grant small businesses between $10,000-$20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the provincewide lockdown.
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2020 Look Back: Our Top 15 York Region Business Community News Stories

2020 was a challenging year for the business community, but there were still moments worth celebrating. Check out our Top 15 list.
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The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.
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Markham Headquartered Everlink and ICICI Bank Canada Partner to Launch Visa Debit Affiliate Program

DECEMBER 8, 2020 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. in partnership with ICICI Bank Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of the Visa Debit Affiliate program for Everlink card issuance customers.
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Markham Headquartered Everlink and FSS Partner to Drive Card Payments Growth in Canada

Sept. 21, 2020 /CNW/ — FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a global payments technology company, announced today that Canada’s Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading provider of payments solutions and services for Canadian credit unions, banks, and small and medium…
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Where Tech Grows: Canadian Tech IPO and Stock Market Success in Toronto Area’s York Region

In the year of COVID, institutions are changing how they serve customers. This summer, for instance, the Toronto Zoo announced a partner for its scenic drive-thru safari – Facedrive, a sustainable rideshare company. Visitors can enjoy the zoo from the…
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Markham Headquartered Everlink and Interac Corp. Announce Multi-Year Extension to Tokenization Service Provider Agreement

MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everlink Payment Services Inc. is very pleased to announce a multi-year extension of its Mobile Tokenization Service Provider agreement with Interac Corp. Since 2015, Everlink has extended and expanded its strategic partnership with Interac while continuing to play a critical role as a member of the Interac consortium.
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York Region Enters Stage 3 of Re-opening

The Provincial government has given York Region approval to enter Stage 3 of re-opening but what exactly does that mean?
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Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3 including York Region

The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province. This includes York Region.

Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19

The Ontario government is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores.

Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Small BusinessThe Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA).

Allstate Canada Headquartered in Markham to Provide more than $30 Million to Auto Insurance Customers Amid Pandemic

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, together with Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company (ACG), is announcing a “Stay at Home Payment” of more than $30 million dollars to help its personal auto insurance customers. This is the latest in a number of relief measures offered by the company to help customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.