Toronto Area's York Region Attracts Top Canadian & Global Talent

Competition to attract top talent is more fierce than ever before! Toronto area’s York Region is the perfect location to recruit and retain talent locally, nationally, and globally.

WE CAN HELP.

Discover The GTA’s Talent Pool //

York Region is centrally located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with a workforce of over 3.6 million you’ll have access to top talent that can help your business succeed at home and abroad.

GREATER TORONTO AREA FACTS

  • The third largest and fastest metropolitan area in Canada and the United States
  • 290,000 people employed in tech related jobs – #1 for high-tech job growth across North America
  • 180 different languages spoken
  • 51% of the population are foreign born (est.)
  • 18 nearby colleges and universities

YORK REGION FACTS

  • Over 50% of York Region’s workforce aged 25-64 with post-secondary education majored in Business Administration, Engineering, Sciences, or Information Technology
  • Highest concentration of residents in tech occupations in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
  • Third highest rate of university education among Canada’s largest municipalities
  • 20% of GTA’s STEM and business graduates reside in York Region
Your First Step To Accessing International Talent Starts Here

The Regional Municipality of York’s Economic Development team is the designated referral partner for regionally-based companies aiming to access the Global Skills Strategy programs. Our role is to prequalify and offer application submission support.

Global Skills Strategy – Canada’s Advantage For Attracting Top International Talent //

The Federal Government’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) was created to make it easier and faster for Canadian employers’ to access highly-skilled foreign workers and bring them to Canada. The strategy features faster application processing times, work permit exemptions and enhanced customer service.

Interested in leveraging this talent recruitment program? Our Business Advisors are here to assist York Region-based companies.

Saima Chaudhry, Outreach Officer with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Dedicated Service Channel explains the four pillars of the Global Skills Strategy.

GSS Applications //

60,000 +

SINCE 2017

Top GSS Applicant-Approved Countries //

Primary Landing Spot For GSS Applicants //

57 %

LIVE & WORK IN ONTARIO

Top Global Skills Strategy Applicants //

  • Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
  • Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
  • Software Engineers & Designers
  • Computer & Information Systems Managers

We can help determine if your hiring needs are a fit for GSS.

Marc Pavlopolous, Founder of Path to Canada, provides his reasons why York Region companies should look to leverage the Global Talent Stream; as part of the Global Skills Strategy.

Our Talent Support Services //

GSS SUPPORT SERVICES

Offered to prequalified companies applying to the Global Skills Strategy programs (GSS). Our office is the federal government designated referral partner to prequalify local companies to access these programs.

ADVICE & BEST PRACTICES

Tips to build a compelling career pages and employee value propositions to potential candidates.

STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS

Develop connections with post-secondary institutions to develop potential talent pipelines.

CONSULTATIONS

Complimentary consultation for prequalified companies with leading recruitment firms to better understand the current availability and trends of recruiting the talent your targeting.

PROMOTION

Exposure for prequalified companies to your company’s career page on our “Top Tech jobs in York Region” page and related social media campaigns.

  • GSS SUPPORT SERVICES

    Offered to prequalified companies applying to the Global Skills Strategy programs (GSS). Our office is the federal government designated referral partner to prequalify local companies to access these programs.

  • ADVICE & BEST PRACTICES

    Tips to build a compelling career pages and employee value propositions to potential candidates.

  • STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS

    Develop connections with post-secondary institutions to develop potential talent pipelines.

  • CONSULTATIONS

    Complimentary consultation for prequalified companies with leading recruitment firms to better understand the current availability and trends of recruiting the talent your targeting.

  • PROMOTION

    Exposure for prequalified companies to your company’s career page on our “Top Tech jobs in York Region” page and related social media campaigns.

KEY GOVERNMENT FUNDING HIRING & TRAINING PROGRAMS //

Note: These funding program links will take you to a third-party partner website in a new tab or window. This is for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement of their products and/or services.

TALENT PARTNERS //
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Path To Canada
Workforce Planning Board of York Region
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York University
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