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FINANCIAL, INSURANCE, AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES

WHY YORK REGION FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESS?

There are many reasons why your tech business can be successful in York Region, but what is most important to us is connecting your business and personal needs with a community where you and your employees are happy to live and work.

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90% of Foreign Financial Institutions in Canada have their head office in the Greater Toronto Area

THE TORONTO REGION FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR AT A GLANCE:

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange is the third largest in North America; 7th largest in the world by market cap
  • Operations of 7 of the top 10 largest hedge fund administrators in the world
  • Home to 129 securities firms

THE TORONTO REGION – WHICH INCLUDES YORK REGION – IS HOME TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF:

  • 10 domestic banks including the 5 largest banks in Canada; 3 of world’s top 25
  • 60 Life Insurance companies (2 of global top 10) & 130 P&C insurers (3 of Canada’s top 5)
  • 4 of the 5 largest domestic investment management firms
Major financial and insurance companies that chose Toronto Area's York Region, is your business next?
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York Region: Highest Number of Finance & Insurance Companies per 1,000 Residents in Key Canadian Hubs

Source: Canadian Business Count, Dec 2015

York Region: Highest Number of Finance & Insurance Companies in the Greater Toronto 905 Area

Source: Canadian Business Count, Dec 2015

Ranking of Census Division of Ontario by # of Companies in the FIRE Cluster
1 City of Toronto
2 York Region
3 Peel Region
4 Ottawa Region
 5 Halton Region
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Count | DEC 2015

FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES NEWS

Trio of Cranes Making Transit City a Reality in Vaughan Centre

Transit City Under Construction in Vaughan, York RegionThe ambitious plans to construct a new downtown in Vaughan around a new terminus for the University subway line seemed a bit farfetched when the extension was announced in 2009. Nine years later, the subway station’s opening and frenzied construction of new office and condominium developments are silencing doubters as cranes now dot the nascent Vaughan Metropolitan Centre skyline.

Full Article: urbantoronto.ca

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Markham Headquartered Sym-Tech Dealer Services Inc. Announces New Toronto Home Office Location

Sym-Tech HQ MarkhamMARKHAMJuly 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Sym-Tech Dealer Services Inc. (“Sym-Tech”) announced today their new home office located at 165 Commerce Valley Court in Markham, Ontario and it is a 2018 winner of the prestigious Toby Award that recognizes the best in commercial buildings.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Scale-Up Companies: The Pulse of York Region’s – and Canada’s – Tech Industry

York Region Scale-Up: Redline CommunicationsThe chatter in the public domain around the technology industry in Canada is increasing by the day. Similarly, the share of voice around the startup community is also growing. There’s a middle ground here, however, that gets less attention, the least share of voice and practically zero press coverage: Canadian scale-ups.

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Newmarket-Based The Edge Benefits Announces An Exciting Enhancement To Their Business Overhead Expense Product

NEWMARKET, ONJune 22, 2018 /CNW/ – Neil Paton, partner, president and chief executive officer of The Edge Benefits, is pleased to announce the launch of some significant enhancements to their Business Overhead Insurance product for existing and new policyholders.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Big Data Needs Big Storage Buildings; Richmond Hill and Vaughan Data Centres Featured

Data Centre in Richmond HillThe Barker Business Park Digital Campus in Richmond Hill, Ont., (near the intersection of Major Mackenzie Drive and Highway 404) will have a cluster of warehouse-like buildings ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 square feet. The only tenants will be servers and the tech staff to maintain them.

Full Article: theglobeandmail.com

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CONNECT WITH AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ADVISOR

Gordon Scheel, Senior Business Development Advisor
Gordon Scheel Senior Business Development Advisor
Richard Franklin, Senior Business Development Advisor
Richard Franklin Senior Business Development Advisor
Robert Unterman, Manager - Investment & Marketing
Robert Unterman Manager, Investment & Marketing

York Link Business Advisors provide assistance or guidance with:

  • Talent recruitment focused on technology positions
  • Office location selection in one of our nine cities and towns
  • Federal & Provincial government financial incentive programs
  • Strategic connections with relevant industry partners and businesses
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 1B3

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