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Discover York Region’s Key
Industry Sectors

With a strategically advantageous location in the Greater Toronto Area, York Region's economy is thriving because of diverse industry sectors that build off and support each other to drive business and job growth. These key sectors are focused on products, services, and manufacturing.

AGRI-FOOD / AUTOMOTIVE / CONSTRUCTION / FINANCIAL / TECHNOLOGY / LIFE SCIENCES / LOGISTICS

Beverage Production Line

AGRI-FOOD & FOOD PROCESSING / 700+ COMPANIES

From the rich soils of the Holland Marsh to a diverse mix of food and beverage processing businesses, this sector plays an important role in York Region’s economy and supporting the Ontario food chain.

People Working on Car Technology

AUTOMOTIVE TECH & AUTO PARTS / 100+ COMPANIES

York Region is home to Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturing cluster with over 100 auto parts and electronics manufacturing companies, a critical part of our nation’s economy.

Construction Worker

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION / 13,000+ COMPANIES

York Region’s building, construction, building products manufacturing, and real estate sector is a thriving multi-billion dollar sector with mass transit infrastructure investments including the Toronto-York subway extension to Vaughan, and the Yonge subway extension coming to Richmond Hill.

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FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / 6,500+ COMPANIES

The Financial & Professional Services sector in Toronto area’s York Region is over 6,500 companies strong. You will find global corporations and startups in the Region, supporting over 60,000 sector related jobs.

Tech Workers on Computers

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY / 4,500+ COMPANIES

The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Toronto area’s York Region is the second largest in Canada. You’ll find global corporations down to startups in the Region, with most of our tech companies being scale-ups focused on business-to-business and enterprise-scale solutions in areas such as enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, networking, and microelectronics products and manufacturing.

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LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTH TECHNOLOGY / 750+ COMPANIES

Some of the best leaders, researchers, manufacturers, and investors in the life sciences and healthcare technologies sector call York Region home, including four world-class hospitals. In early 2021, Cortelucci Vaughan Hospital opened its doors and became Canada’s first fully-integrated “Smart Hospital”.

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LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION / 1,800+ COMPANIES

York Region is a major warehousing and logistics hub in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with over 1,800 businesses, including two intermodal freight rail terminals (CN rail and CP rail) and major corporate distribution centres.