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YORK REGION INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FACTS

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TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN YORK REGION
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TECH-BASED JOBS IN YORK REGION

DEVELOP #YRTECH IN YORK REGION.

YOUR BUSINESS. CANADA’S SECOND LARGEST TECH HUB. IT’S TIME.

The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Greater Toronto’s York Region is over 4,300 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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MAJOR TECH COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION
York Region Technology Hub Map

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YORK REGION'S TECH SECTOR BY THE NUMBERS

A LOOK AT CANADA’S TOP TECH HUBS

# of ICT employer business establishments

1 City of Toronto 6,810
2 YORK REGION 4,388
3 Peel Region 3,974
4 Greater Vancouver 3,927
5 Montreal 3,801
6 Ottawa 3,125
7 Calgary 2,813
8 Halton Region 1,633
9 Edmonton 1,470
10 Durham Region 850
11 Waterloo 780
Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2018
YORK REGION IS CANADA’S MOST DENSE TECH HUB

# of ICT employer business establishments per 1,000 residents | Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2018

YORK REGION HAS THE HIGHEST TECH TALENT CONCENTRATION IN THE TORONTO-WATERLOO CORRIDOR

ICT Technical Occupations % of Labour Force (Ages 25-64) | 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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OF GTA'S THREE EMPLOYMENT MEGAZONES ARE IN YORK REGION

Most of the Region’s 60,000+ tech jobs are located in these megazones.

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OF GTA'S 2018 TOP 10 ICT CORPORATE R&D INVESTORS ARE IN YORK REGION

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

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OF COMPUTER DEALER NEWS 2018 TOP 100 IT SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS ARE IN YORK REGION

Includes enterprise and scale-up companies from York Region.

TECH NEWS FROM THE YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY

The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Small Business Grant PageThe government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.

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Markham-based ventureLAB and Women of Influence Partner to Broaden Tech Network for Women Entrepreneurs

people conversing around a tableMARKHAM, Ontario — ventureLAB and Women of Influence are pleased to announce a new partnership to expand Tech Undivided, a ventureLAB initiative launched in early 2020 with a $1.7-million investment through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), to create an inclusive tech ecosystem that increases representation by reducing unconscious bias related to founders who are raising investment capital or generating new revenue through customers or strategic partnerships.

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Markham Headquartered Lind Equipment’s Apollo UVC LED System Scientifically Proven to Effectively Kill SARS-CoV-2

Apollo UV-C LED light by LindDec. 9, 2020 – Lind Equipment, a world leader in UVC LED decontamination technology, announced today that their newly developed Apollo UVC LED system has been proven to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus — the first Canadian-designed UVC LED system proven effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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LOCATIONS

The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 0E7

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