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Toronto Area's York Region

Explore York Region's Tech Ecosystem

As one of Canada’s largest technology hubs, York Region’s tech community has over 4,900 Information & Communications Technology (ICT) companies. It is a complete ecosystem where tech multinationals operate alongside leading Canadian industry leaders focused on all areas of innovation including enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, hardware and microelectronics, and more.


  • One of Canada’s largest technology hubs with over 4,900 ICT companies, supporting 60,000 local jobs (est.)
  • Highest tech talent concentration in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor – 13.4% of York Region’s workforce has Natural and Applied Sciences occupations
  • 6 of Greater Toronto Area’s top 10 ICT Corporate R&D spenders have Canadian HQ or major operations in York Region: Constellation Software, AMD, IBM, Enghouse Systems, Celestica, Sangoma Technologies
  • 25% of Canada’s “Top 100 IT Solution Providers”
Tech Professional in a server room

York Region Is Home To...

  • Global multinationals including AMD, IBM Canada, Huawei, Qualcomm, Lenovo, SAP, Oracle, GE, Toshiba, Siemens, Citrix, Digital Realty, Marvell Technology, and others
  • Leading Canadian tech companies and scale-ups such as 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 more
  • Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) – Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor-focused lab and incubator
  • Soft-landing accelerators – Treefrog, ventureLAB, and YSpace all offer soft-landing space for international companies looking to start their presence in the GTA
  • Region-owned dark fibre network, YorkNet, allows access for multiple providers to a secure network for flexible capacity and connectivity options
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The Highest Concentration of Tech Talent In Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
Natural and Applied Sciences occupations as a % of total labour force

Statistics Canada 2021 Census. By National Occupation 2 Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

York Region is Canada’s Most Dense Tech Hub
# of ICT employer establishments per 1,000 residents

Statistics Canada, CBC June 2023; Census 2021 Population

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