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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

We selected this site [in York Region]… because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent, great universities, start-ups, and innovative partners.

– Ken Kelzer, Vice President, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems, General Motors


Canada’s Second Largest Tech Hub

York Region’s tech community with more than 4,500 ICT companies is a complete eco-system where tech multinationals operate alongside leading Canadian industry leaders focused on all areas of innovation including enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, hardware, microelectronics, and more.

THE SECTOR AT A GLANCE

  • Our 4,500+ ICT companies support more than 60,000 jobs across the Region
  • York Region has the highest density of ICT companies among Canadian tech hubs, relative to population size, with 4 tech companies per 1,000 residents
  • 6 of Greater Toronto Area’s top 10 ICT Corporate R&D Investors with headquarters or major operations in York Region: AMD, Constellation Software, Enghouse Systems, Huawei Canada, IBM Canada, and Magna International
  • York Region is home to 20 of Canada’s top 100 IT Solution Providers
  • Highest concentration of tech workforce in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor with 8.6% of workforce in ICT
  • York Region is attracting top global tech talent as a qualified agent for the Global Skills Strategy (GSS) fast tracks immigration for highly skilled workers applying to Canadian tech companies

THE REGION IS HOME TO…

  • Global multinationals including AMD, IBM Canada, Huawei, Qualcomm, Lenovo, SAP, Oracle, GE, Toshiba, Siemens, Citrix, Digital Realty, and others
  • Leading Canadian tech companies and scale-ups: Jonas Software, Group of Gold Line, Compugen, Opta Information Intelligence, Dealer-FX, CIK Telecom, Adastra, Doxim, Microart, TeraGo Networks, Illumiti, Pathway Communications, Redline, Longview, Real Matters, Enghouse, BAASS Business Solutions, Densify, FlexITy Solutions, SCI Marketview, Auto Chargers, and others

Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts June 2021; Research Infosource 2019; Computer Dealer News 2020

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Major Tech Companies Call York Region Home

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Canada’s Top Tech Hubs

RANK CITY or REGION # of ICT EMPLOYERS
1 City of Toronto 7,179
2 YORK REGION 4,580
3 Peel Region 4,416
4 Montreal 4,329
5 Greater Vancouver 4,238
6 Ottawa 3,224
7 Calgary 2,932
8 Halton Region 1,777
9 Edmonton 1,491
10 Durham Region 967
11 Waterloo 825
Statistics Canada, CBC | 06/2021
York Region, Planning & Economic Development analysis by NAICS

York Region Is Canada’s Most Dense Tech Hub
of ICT employer establishments per 1,000 residents | Statistics Canada, CBC December 2020; Census 2016 Population

Tech Talent on Computer

Highest Concentration of Tech Talent In The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
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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