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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 4 Ottawa Region
2 York Region 5 Halton Region
3 Peel Region Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Count | DEC 2015

FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES NEWS

SmartCentres and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Scotiabank as New Tenant in PwC-YMCA Tower at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

PWC York RegionVAUGHAN, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (“SmartCentres”) (TSX:SRU.UN) and Mitchell Goldhar announced today that they have signed a 10-year (plus two 5-year extensions) lease transaction with Scotiabank in the PwC-YMCA Tower at SmartCentres Place in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (“VMC”).

Full Article: globenewswire.com

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After Receiving $5M in Federal Funding, Markham’s ventureLAB to Pick ‘First Cohort’ Companies

Group photo from ventureLAB AGMMarkham’s ventureLAB is in the process of picking the “first cohort” of companies in the next six months after receiving $5 million for a new lab and incubator.

Full Article: yorkregion.com

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The Technology Sector in the Greater Toronto Area: A Multi-Market Success Story

Avison Young Topical Report: GTA TechThe GTA is not a single option but, rather, offers a wide variety of submarkets giving information and communications technology (ICT) firms the range of real estate options and concentrations of skilled workers that the firms require to facilitate their future growth and success.

Full Article: avisonyoung.com

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YEDI Running Canada Start-Up Visa Sessions at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute ClassroomAs a designated entity under the Government of Canada Start-Up Visa Program, YEDI works with entrepreneurs all around the world and we are hoping to connect with entrepreneurs looking to bring or launch their business in Canada.

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York Region: A Magnet for Talent

YSpace in Markham, York RegionThe Greater Toronto region is ready to break out as a leading global tech hub, outpacing established regions like Seattle and San Fran- cisco’s Bay Area in job creation, talent and workforce diversity.

Full Article: marsdd.com

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Seneca College Developing The Entrepreneurial Mindset at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

Seneca Helix Company showing off their VR appIn our lead-up to Collision we asked a few questions to Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca College. We asked about their presence at Collision and the startups joining them, what they are looking to accomplish at the conference, plus what it’s like to participate in York Region’s largest collaboration of tech companies and innovation partners. Here’s what they had to say

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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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