WELCOME HOME TO YORK REGION
IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…
York Region is a thriving and diverse community in Canada that is home to:
- 1.2 million residents
- 51,000+ businesses
- 620,000 jobs
- 4 urban growth centres
- Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies
ONTARIO’S FASTEST GROWING…
…large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.
YORK REGION IS…
…comprised of nine local cities and towns, which are Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.
“BEST REGION TO LIVE IN CANADA”
York Region placed first out of 117 regions identified across the country in a study by The Mowat Centre (University of Toronto) assessing overall livability across different socio-economic factors.
AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE IN CANADA
Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area
LOCAL JOBS IN
Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…
RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada
Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada
NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (avg)
Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?
“There’s a huge ICT ecosystem that exists in York Region and we wanted to be a part of that.”
– Scott Bradley, VP Corporate Affairs, Huawei Canada
“York Region in its way is starting to move with momentum into… one of the best innovation regions we have here in the Province.”
– Patrick Horgan, Former VP Development & Operations, IBM Canada
“The talent here is exciting… engineers with diverse backgrounds can create technologies that can be used for all cultures.”
– Michael H. Yuan, Former Executive VP, Corporate Development, CIeNet International
“We knew this was a high-growth area… York Region was appealing for a number of reasons: transit, growth, and talent.”
– Sebastian Distefano, Regional Managing Partner, KPMG
“We deliberately selected this site in Canada because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent, great universities, and innovative partners.”
– Ken Kelzer, VP Global Components & Subsystems, General Motors
YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
Expanding your business into the Greater Toronto Area is an important decision. Finding the right location where your business can succeed is key, but it also needs to be where your employees want to be. From strategic connections, finding office space, to government grant opportunities, and discovering why the lifestyle here is sought-after, we will show you why York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.
In partnership with our local cities and towns, York Region’s Economic Development team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Toronto area’s York Region.