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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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BUSINESSES IN YORK REGION
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LOCAL JOBS IN YORK REGION
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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.

$56 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

          Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Acquires U.S. Based LandDev, a Leading System for Real Estate Land Developers

          Constellation HomebuilderMARKHAM, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ — Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of home building software solutions and services, has acquired LandDev, a leading cloud-based software system for commercial and residential real estate land developers. With many of its most notable customers already using LandDev, the acquisition will allow Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to expand deeper into the construction process.

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          Markham-Based Vexos to Manufacture and Deliver 10,000 MVM Ventilators to the Government of Canada in its national mobilization to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

          mechanical ventilatorMARKHAM, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ — VEXOS Inc., a Global Electronics Manufacturing services (EMS) provider, has signed an agreement with the Government of Canada to manufacture 10,000 Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) units in the national mobilization to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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          Heigh-ho, Back to Work They Go: Magna International HQ in Aurora Gears up for Full Operations

          Magna HQMany industries and companies across York Region brace for reopening with physical distancing at the helm of returning to work.

          Manga International is one of the firms heading back to the office and employees are faced with a ‘new normal’ amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

          Magna established its Smart Start Playbook, a detailed guide for employees outlining policies and procedures for the reopening process.

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          Markham Headquartered Sangoma Launches Newest Cloud Service Free of Charge to Everyone, During These Troubled Times.

          Sangoma Meet video conferencingMARKHAM, Ontario: Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE: STC), a trusted leader in delivering Communications as a Service solutions for businesses of all sizes, service providers and OEMs, today announced the general availability of its new video conferencing and collaboration service Sangoma MeetTM, at a time when video meeting usage is up very significantly over 2019 levels.

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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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