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Recruit Top Talent For Your Business

There are tens of thousands of residents within the Greater Toront Area that commute into York Region. That means your business can tap into talent across the GTA, which is home to over 7 million people and is home to dozens of universities and colleges that are committed to producing graduates in all fields; including many with a focus on STEM-related studies.
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GTA Talent Pool //

With more than nearly 8 million people living in the Greater Toronto Area, 180 different languages spoken, and roughly 51% of the population foreign born, you’ll have access to a massive talent pool that can help your business succeed at home and abroad.

There are 11 colleges and universities within the Toronto Region developing thousands of new professionals each year; and when you look just a bit further beyond, that number jumps to over 20. It includes post-secondary institutions like York University, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, Seneca College, Sheridan College and many others.

Data sources: Toronto Global

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Access The Right Talent //

York Region offers an exceptional quality of life that attracts and retains top global talent; making it the place where talent and opportunity intersect for your business and your employees.

  • 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 (8.6%); (NOC* 0213; 2133; 2147; 217; 2241; 2242; 2253; 228)
  • 3rd highest rate of university education among Canada’s largest municipalities
  • 20% of GTA’s STEM and business graduates reside in York Region
  • 70% of York Region residents (25-64 years old) have post-secondary education

Data sources: Statistics Canada CBP, Fortune, York Region Planning & Economic Development

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Statistics Canada, CBC 2018
(NOCs: 217; 228; 0213; 2133; 2147; 2241; 2242; 2253; 7333 – as per CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report)

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Global Talent Lives Here //

The Region is home to an incredibly talented workforce and attracts world-class talent from abroad and across the Greater Toronto Area.

  • York Region is culturally diverse with 122 languages and dialects spoken
  • With 45% of the population being foreign born it creates a globally connected workforce
  • 22 of Toronto Area’s top 25 neighborhoods [2017]
  • 6 of GTA’s Top 10 primary and secondary schools [2018]
  • 5 of Greater Toronto Area’s top 10 “best to live” cities and towns for new Canadians [2018]

Data Sources: Statistics Canada CBP, MoneySense Magazine, 2017/2018; Fraser Institute Ranking, 2017/18; Maclean’s Magazine, 2018.