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 //
- 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.
- Q&A: Are York Region Companies Pivoting to a Digital World?Having to pivot into the digital world has become a reality for many businesses during COVID-19. We asked two experts about this phenomenon.
- Government Announces Extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to Help Small BusinessesThe Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that the deadline for new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications is being extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021.