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YORK REGION INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FACTS

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TECH-BASED JOBS IN YORK REGION

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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
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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, Enghouse, IBM, Huawei Canada, and Mitel Networks.

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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

Vaughan-based Drone Delivery Canada to Transport Pandemic Supplies to Georgina Island First Nation

Supplies placed into a droneLake Simcoe will soon become more crowded. But not with boats — with drones.

While some still think drones are disruptive technology, drones are the future for the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again throughout the province coupled with the unpredictable winds winter brings, Georgina Island First Nation was a prime candidate for the federal government’s drone delivery pilot project, said band councilor William McCue.

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Markham Headquartered PayMyTuition Launches Payment Wheel, an All-in-One Solution for Tuition Payments

Payment Wheel by PayMyTuitionMARKHAM and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PayMyTuition, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for tuition payments, announced today the launch of Payment Wheel, an innovative suite of solutions specifically designed for Canadian educational institutions to remove friction within domestic and international tuition payments while streamlining institutions’ international business payments.

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Markham Headquartered Nielsen Reveals Most Accurate Canadian Consumer Behavior Data With Launch Of Homescan Trip Projection

mobile with Nielsen Homescan appMARKHAM, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ — Today, Nielsen Connect, Canada’s leading provider of consumer insights, single handedly raised the benchmark of accuracy for Canadian consumer intelligence with the announced launch of Homescan Trip Projection. Bringing to light a dual projection methodology that is unmatched in the industry, Nielsen Connect’s Homescan Trip Projection reduces variance from panel bias for better coverage and stronger trend consistency.

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Will Vaughan’s e-commerce grocery facility — the first in North America — spur technology adoption?

new Sobeys distribution centre grand openingTwo years ago, Michael Medline, President and CEO of Empire Co., was sitting in his backyard and then — boom — came the mega lightbulb vision when he was reading about Ocado.

Ocado isn’t Canadian. Rather, it’s a U.K.-based company that touts itself as a “serial innovator,” “disrupter” and the “world’s most advanced end-to-end e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics platform.”

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Markham Based One Team Health Announces Expanded Health Claims Management Services

One Team HealthMARKHAM, Ontario and ASHLAND, Ore.Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — One Team Health, a leading provider of managed care services for health insurers and their members, announces a significant expansion of its service offerings based on technology from PLEXIS Healthcare Systems (PLEXIS). One Team Health (OTH) launched the PLEXIS Canopy Care Management solution in service of 20,000 insured members.

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Hits 1.5 Million Downloads with its HiQ Social App by HiRide

HiRide carpool app(BUSINESS WIRE)–Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), a Canadian “people-and-planet-first” tech ecosystem, is delighted to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HiRide Share Ltd. (“HiRide”), a socially-responsible peer-to-peer platform offering innovative transportation and communication solutions, has surpassed 1,500,000 downloads of its HiQ Social App, continuing to demonstrate its growing international popularity.

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

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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