Tech Workers

York Region:
Information & Communications Tech

The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Toronto area's York Region is over 4,500 companies strong. 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.
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Canada’s Second Largest Tech Hub

York Region’s tech community is a complete eco-system where tech multinationals such as AMD, IBM Canada, Qualcomm, Lenovo, Huawei, Oracle, GE, Toshiba, Siemens, Citrix, and others operate alongside leading Canadian industry leaders such as OpenText, Compugen, Celestica, Redline Communications, Enghouse Systems, Real Matters, and Mircom, to name a few.

  • 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
  • Talent wants to work here and York Region has the highest concentration of tech workforce in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor (8.6%)
  • The area around Highway 404 and Highway 407 is Toronto area’s most tech-focused real estate sub-market

Data sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts December 2018, Re$earch Infosource, Computer Dealer News, Branham Group, Colliers, and IT World Canada.

4,500+
Tech Businesses

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60,000+
Local Jobs

A strong and highly educated workforce that helps drive tech innovation.

6 of GTA’s Top 10 ICT R&D Investors

AMD, Constellation Software, IBM, Huawei, Stars Group, and Enghouse.

Top Tech Companies Call York Region Home

We selected this site [Canadian Technical Centre – Markham Campus] in Canada 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

How Does York Region Stand Up To Other Canadian Tech Hubs?

CANADA’S TOP TECH HUBS
# of ICT Employer Establishments

1 City of Toronto 7,178
2 YORK REGION 4,532
3 Peel Region 4,370
4 Montreal 4,245
5 Greater Vancouver 4,136
6 Ottawa 3,211
7 Calgary 2,924
8 Halton Region 1,737
9 Edmonton 1,494
10 Durham Region 925
11 Waterloo 819
Statistics Canada, CBC | 06/2020
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YORK REGION IS CANADA’S MOST DENSE TECH HUB
# of ICT employer establishments per 1,000 residents | Statistics Canada, CBC June 2020; Census 2016 Population

YORK REGION HAS 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)

There are a lot of high-tech companies around us. It’s very easy to attract employees and it’s a very nice area to live.

Najah Ayadi, CEO | Bluewrist Technologies

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