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The Financial & Professional Services sector in Greater Toronto’s York Region is over 6,000 companies strong; with 3,100 of them being financial, insurance, and accounting firms. You’ll find global corporations down to startups in the Region, supporting over 60,000 sector related jobs. There’s also a fast-growing group of companies focused on developing innovative FinTech solutions.

MAJOR FINANCIAL & INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT CHOSE YORK REGION

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FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECTOR FACTS

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 Divisions in Ontario by the Number of Companies in the FIRE Cluster
1 City of Toronto 4 Ottawa Region
2 York Region 5 Halton Region
3 Peel Region Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Count | DEC 2015
  • Second highest number of financial, insurance and accounting services firms (sub-sectors) in the Greater Toronto Area with 3,100 companies
  • 60,000+ jobs supported by the entire Financial & Professional Services industry sector in the Region
  • Key industry players with head/regional office presence or back-office operations in York Region include Aviva Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Bank of China, Combined Insurance, Deloitte, Desjardins, KPMG, MNP, nielsen, PwC, TD Insurance and TD Waterhouse, to name a few
  • Fast growing FinTech cluster with over 50 companies including Canadian and global industry leaders as XE.com, Real Matters, Everlink Payment Services, Ceridian, Doxim, Giesecke & Devrient, Paymentus and Toogood Financial
90% of Foreign Financial Institutions in Canada have their head office in the Greater Toronto Area

FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NEWS

York Region RIC ventureLAB Announces First Cohort of its Hardware Catalyst Initiative Companies

Melissa CheeMarkham, Ontario-based technology hub ventureLAB has announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator for tech companies.

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Markham-Based Silicon Incubator Hits The Ground Running

HCI group photoOn Feb. 6 in Markham, Ont., ventureLAB, a York Region-based tech business development organization, celebrated the launch of its new incubator for silicon-powered technologies, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI).

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ventureLAB in Markham Announces First Cohort of its Hardware Catalyst Initiative Companies

Melissa Chee SpeakingMarkham, Ontario-based technology hub ventureLAB has announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator for tech companies building solutions for technologies like AI, IoT, wearable computing, 5G, and other transformative technologies that will enable the creation of products and solutions that scale globally.

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New Hardware Incubator and Lab Opens in York Region

Man in front of Autonomous RobotAs part of this growing hub, York Region’s ventureLAB has launched the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) to help spur the global adoption of Canadian-made hardware and silicon technologies; namely the technologies that form the foundation for artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing.

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

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169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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