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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

15 York Region-Based Companies Land on the Re$earch Infosource 2019 List of Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders

Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D SpendersThe annual list of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders was released by Re$earch Infosource and fifteen York Region companies with headquarters or major operations found themselves included on this list.

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Top Developers and Researchers Come Together in York Region for 2019 CASCON x Evoke Conference

IBM CASCON Conference with AttendeesYORK LINK TECHNOLOGY INTERVIEW SERIES
For the first time, IBM’s long-standing Center for Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON) is partnering with Havas Canada to present CASCON x EVOKE; taking place November 4th-6th in Markham, York Region. We spoke with Steven Astorino, VP of Development, Hybrid Cloud, z Analytics and Canada Lab Director at IBM and get the inside scoop on what attendees may expect from the conference.

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York Region’s Tech Talent Pool Goes Global

People working at a tableEarlier this year York Region’s Economic Strategy Division have been approved as a Designated Referral Partner for the federal government’s Global Skills Strategy program, which includes the Global Talent Stream and other initiatives that enable employers to attract top global talent.

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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”).

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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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