A strong and highly educated tech workforce help drive innovation.
Startups and entrepreneurs have extensive support across the Region.
As Canada’s 2nd largest tech hub, York Region is a hub for global innovation.
“The innovation ecosystem in York Region has grown immensely. York University is proud to be a key partner, supporting start-up companies, industry collaborations, community-engaged research and the infusion of talent. The Markham Centre Campus, opening in 2023, will amplify these activities, enhance student experience and provide economic benefit to the Region.”
“We have a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem in the York Region. Collective collaboration within this ecosystem is important because it is here that ideas can be developed and supported as they grow to a larger scale impacting more people. The stronger the community, the farther its reach and impact.”
“With a vibrant startup ecosystem, York Region is one of the best places to not only launch your next venture, but to get the right help at the right time to grow.”
Your New Job Awaits //
Looking for the latest jobs in innovation, tech, and our vibrant startup ecosystem? The Workforce Planning Board of York Region has developed a job board and resources to help job seekers, employers, students, educators, and the community. Check it out below, but please be advised that job listings will open in a new tab on the Workforce Planning Board of York Region website.
Regional Job Map
Latest Startup & Innovation News //
- Does Your Startup Have What It Takes?INNOVATION PORTAL GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Tony Di Benedetto, Founder, Launch Capital
When I decided to start Launch Capital to help provide venture capital and guidance for aspiring tech entrepreneurs, I spent some time thinking of what qualities we would look for when identifying exciting businesses to get behind.
- The global chip shortage is the wake-up call Canada needsMelissa Chee is president and chief executive officer of ventureLAB, a leading technology hub in York Region that operates Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor incubator, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative What do video games, ventilators and vehicles have in common? They’re all powered by tiny computer chips with individual transistors as little as a nanometre– 75,000 times…
- Meet the 2021 York Region Food Accelerator CohortThe York Region Food Accelerator program is excited to announce the 12 participating companies in its 3rd cohort.