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MAJOR GREATER TORONTO AREA BUSINESS HUB

York Region is one of the largest business hubs in Greater Toronto and Canada. It is home to two of Greater Toronto’s four major business hubs, over 54,000 business establishments, 654,000 jobs and over 500 foreign subsidiaries.

The region’s economy is diverse and includes strong industry clusters in technology, financial services, automotive, life sciences, agri-food, and more. York Region is home to the highest concentration of technology companies in Canada and the second largest financial services cluster in Ontario. For your business, York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

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FOREIGN COMPANIES IN YORK REGION
MAJOR COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION, IS YOUR BUSINESS NEXT?
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region ICT Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • York Region ICT Logos

YORK REGION ECONOMY BY THE NUMBERS

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NEW EMPLOYERS ANNUALLY
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NEW JOBS ADDED ANNUALLY
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FORTUNE100 COMPANIES
$106 Billion in Combined Revenue

from the top 28 companies in York Region.

95 Companies

with more than 300 employees.

$64.5 Billion York Region GDP

shows opportunity in the business community.

22 Firms in York Region

with revenue greater than $500 million per year.

6% of Canada's Fastest Growing Firms

have major operations in Greater Toronto Area’s York Region.

Home to 6 of Toronto Area's Top 10 ICT Corporate R&D Spenders

IBM, AMD, Celestica, Huawei, Enghouse Systems, and The Star Group

*Data sources: Statistics Canada CBP, Fortune, Globe & Mail ROB, York Region Planning & Economic Development, Re$earch Infosource, and Profit500.
*New employers and jobs are an annual average.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS OF GREATER TORONTO

GREATER TORONTO AREA POPULATION

    Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2016

    GREATER TORONTO AREA BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS (EMPLOYERS)

      Source: Statistics Canada, CBC June 2019

      TOTAL ICT FIRMS BY LARGE MUNICIPALITIES IN ONTARIO

        Source: Avison Young, Topical Report 2019; Statistics Canada, CBC December 2018, Census Division data by NAICS

        GREATER TORONTO AREA EMPLOYMENT (JOBS)

          Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

          * GTA 905 Regions: York Region, Peel Region, Halton Region, and Durham Region

          ** Downtown Toronto Boundary: Bloor Street to Waterfront and Bathurst Street to Don Valley Parkway

          YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

          Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Receives Approval for Government Grant to Accelerate the Development of New COVID-19 Testing Technology

          Covid-19 air quality testAugust 5, 2020 / Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR)(OTCQB:KNRLF)(FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received approval for an initial government grant of $50,000 from the National Research Council of Canada to accelerate its new Covid-19 testing technology, the Kontrol BioCloud® analyzer (“BioCloud analyzer” or “BioCloud”).

          Can we measure for COVID-19 like we do for air quality?

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          Markham Headquartered Everlink and Interac Corp. Announce Multi-Year Extension to Tokenization Service Provider Agreement

          Everlink Payment TechnologyMARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everlink Payment Services Inc. is very pleased to announce a multi-year extension of its Mobile Tokenization Service Provider agreement (TSP) 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® TSP consortium. The platform enables Canadian debit cardholders to make secure Interac Debit payments with their mobile device or mobile wallet through a process referred to as tokenization.

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          Newmarket Headquartered Pulp Moulded Products Receives $300,000 from Government of Canada to Create New Prototype Face Mask Using Canadian Wood Pulp to Support Canada’s COVID-19 Response

          pulp mould face masksOTTAWA, ON, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ – As we begin to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada is committed to building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors. Canada’s forest sector, a source of great economic benefit for our country, continues to implement innovative practices and technologies to keep the sector growing, while contributing to Canada’s response to the pandemic.

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          Two High-Rise Residential Towers Coming to SmartCentres Thornhill in Vaughan

          concept rendering SmartCentresSmartCentres Thornhill, a 20-acre commercial shopping centre at the northwest corner of Centre Street and Bathurst Street, will be redeveloped by SmartLiving on behalf of owners Metrontario and the Penguin Group of Companies. SmartLiving, the residential brand of SmartCentres REIT, is working with the City of Vaughan to establish a long-term vision for the lands at at 700 Centre Street in Thornhill.

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          Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy Completes Acquisition of New Found Air

          digital thermostatAugust 4, 2020 / ACCESSWIRE / Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR)(OTCQB:KNRLF)(FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or “Company”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of New Found Air (“NFA”), previously announced on May 19, 2020. NFA leads a building energy and service platform that ensures the effective monitoring, operation and service of essential heating, cooling, ventilation, and utility systems. The operations of NFA are diversified across the commercial, industrial, and multi-residential building sector.

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          CONNECT WITH AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ADVISOR

          Robert Unterman, Manager - Investment & Marketing
          Robert Unterman Manager, Investment & Marketing
          Gordon Scheel, Senior Business Development Advisor
          Gordon Scheel Senior Business Development Advisor
          Richard Franklin, Senior Business Development Advisor
          Richard Franklin Senior Business Development Advisor

          York Link Business Advisors provide assistance or guidance with:

          • Talent recruitment focused on technology positions
          • Office location selection in one of our nine cities and towns
          • Federal & Provincial government financial incentive programs
          • Strategic connections with relevant industry partners and businesses
          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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