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As a top Toronto area destination for business, talent and investment, York Region is the ideal place for you to take your career to the next level.

Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is now home to 1.2 million residents. The Region’s nine local municipalities are some of the most sought-after communities in Canada, offering unparalleled quality of life that attracts up to 25,000 new residents every year, most of whom are top professionals just like you.

More than 52,000 companies and 636,000 jobs make up York Region’s thriving business community. In fact, York Region is now home to two of the GTA’s four largest business hubs, attracting leading businesses along with top talent in multiple industries. This is just the beginning: As one of the fastest growing large municipalities in Ontario, York Region is forecast to grow over the next 25 years to 1.8 million residents and 900,000 jobs.

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Consider this…

Over 60,000 professionals are employed in York Region’s Information Technology sector

• York Region has the highest concentration of population in tech occupations in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor – Almost 10 per cent of the entire local labour force

• York Region has one of the most educated populations among Canada’s largest municipalities – over 50 per cent have university education

Half of local post-secondary graduates living in York Region majored in Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering or Sciences

Up to 25,000 new residents chose to move to York Region every year, most of whom are talented professionals just like you


This may (or may not) come as a surprise, but York Region is home to Canada’s highest concentration of tech companies.

York Region’s economy adds on average over 14,700 jobs every year, many of them in the technology sector.

The Region – in particular the Highway 404 / 407 area in Markham and Richmond Hill – is home to over 4,300 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business establishments, the largest tech sector concentration per population in Canada and second largest overall.

Named “Canada’s Largest Enterprise Solutions ICT Cluster”, York Region is home to dozens of ‘big name’ technology firms, alongside thousands of industry-leading Canadian companies and promising start-ups.

Did You Know Tech in York Region
York Region is home to the Canadian head office or operations of tech firms such as…
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Did You Know Condo Growth in York Region is Booming


Live how you want, with a lot more space.

Over half of Greater Toronto Area’s Top 100 Neighbourhoods are located in York Region according to MoneySense magazine. It’s no wonder that York Region is one of Canada’s most sought-after communities, attracting up to 25,000 new residents every year.

York Region is now Canada’s sixth largest municipal jurisdiction with a population of nearly 1.2 million. It is also home to one of the country’s most active real estate markets. Whether you’re looking for an urban high-rise condo lifestyle, townhome or spacious suburban detached home, York Region has it all.

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Spend less time commuting to work.

By choosing to live and work in York Region you can spend a lot less time commuting, leaving you with more time to enjoy with family or friends having fun.

Living outside York Region? Many professionals choose to commute to work in York Region from other parts of the GTA, including 90,000 Toronto residents. Public transit options include GO Transit, VIVA Bus Rapid Transit, York Region Transit, and the TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension into York Region that opened in late 2017.

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If you still need or want to plug into downtown Toronto for business or play, York Region offers you lots of options.

York Region is more connected than ever before to downtown Toronto – soon, in fact, the most Toronto-connected 905 Region.

Public transit options to Toronto include GO Transit, York Regional Transit, VIVA Bus Rapid Transit and TTC buses. But wait, there’s more! With the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now open in Vaughan, York Region you have a direct subway line to and from downtown Toronto.

Driving? Highways 404-DVP, 400 or 427 will take you down to Toronto directly from York Region, as will major roads such as Yonge Street, Bathurst Street, Bayview Avenue, etc.

Traveling globally? Toronto Pearson International Airport is located right by York Region’s southwest boundary, getting to the airport by vehicle or transit is really convenient.

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From main street charm to big city amenities – it’s all in York Region.

York Region’s diverse mix of communities means everything is here waiting for you to explore and have fun – from small town charm, to big city amenities, plus the great outdoors.

Get out and enjoy: a great meal, a movie, live theatre or a concert, world class shopping and a wide variety of activities. It’s all right here in York Region.

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Dining – With over 3,000 restaurants, bars, and pubs, York Region offers you more dining choices. Experience amazing food from around the world!

Entertainment – Enjoy our conveniently located entertainment districts: HWY 404/407, HWY 400/7, Yonge & HWY 7, Downtown Markham, Rutherford & Jane, Green Lane & Yonge, and more!

Shopping – Experience world-class shopping at Vaughan Mills, Upper Canada Mall, Hillcrest Mall, Markville Mall, the Pacific Mall, and more!

Arts & Culture – From art galleries to live theatre to live music, festivals, and holiday celebrations – York Region has a vibrant arts and culture scene.

Activities – Get out and enjoy amusement rides, rock climbing, go-carting, escape rooms, paintball, movies, and more!

Main Street Charm – Enjoy a walk or drink on one of the heritage main streets in Unionville, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, and more!

Lake Simcoe & Lake Wilcox – Relax by the water. Enjoy the views and beaches of beautiful Lake Simcoe.

Get Outdoors – See the beauty of York Region on an urban walking path or on a Regional Forest trail.

Get Active – Watch or participate in your favourite sports and activities, no matter the season.


The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

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169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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