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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

WHY YORK REGION FOR YOUR IT 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.

York Region’s ICT sector core capabilities focus on enterprise networking and software, cloud computing, electronics design and manufacturing.

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TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN YORK REGION
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TECH-BASED JOBS IN YORK REGION
Clearbridge Mobile Team
MAJOR TECH COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION, IS YOUR BUSINESS NEXT?
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
YORK REGION IS CANADA’S MOST DENSE TECH HUB

# of ICT employer business establishments per 1,000 residents | Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2017

GM Canada in Markham, York Region
CANADA’S TOP TECH HUBS

# of ICT employer business establishments

1 City of Toronto 6,407
2 YORK REGION 4,382
3 Greater Vancouver 3,757
4 Peel Region 3,716
5 Montreal 3,462
6 Ottawa 3,070
7 Calgary 2,823
8 Halton Region 1,550
9 Edmonton 1,454
10 Durham 770
Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2017
THE HIGHEST TECH TALENT CONCENTRATION IN THE TORONTO-WATERLOO CORRIDOR IS IN YORK REGION

ICT Technical Occupations % of Labour Force (Ages 25-64) | Statistics Canada 2016 Census (NOC* 0213; 2133; 2147; 217; 2241; 2242; 2253; 228)

Tech Employees in York Region
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OF THE GTA'S FOUR EMPLOYMENT MEGAZONES ARE IN YORK REGION

Most of the Region’s 60,000+ tech jobs are located in these megazones.

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OF THE GTA'S TOP 10 ICT CORPORATE R&D INVESTORS ARE IN YORK REGION

Amaya, AMD, Enghouse, IBM, Huawei Canada, and Rogers.

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OF COMPUTER DEALER NEWS TOP 100 IT SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS ARE IN YORK REGION

Includes enterprise and scale-up companies from York Region.

YORK REGION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Government of Canada Invests in the Success of Canadian Innovators; 3 from Richmond Hill

Hibar receives IRAP fundingRICHMOND HILL, ON
Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined by  Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, announced some of the first projects to benefit from the government’s Budget 2018 investment of $700 million over five years to NRC IRAP and a new and larger funding threshold of $10 million.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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York Link Tech: ventureLAB Talking Growth in Tech at Collision

ventureLAB Made in York Region Event

YORK LINK TECH INTERVIEW SERIES

In our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with Melissa Chee, President & CEO of the Regional Innovation Centre, ventureLAB, to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision and more!

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Ontario Making the Automotive Sector Open for Business and Open for Jobs

MARKHAM — Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Growth, Job Creation and Trade, at Veoneer Canada Inc. to congratulate them on forecasting the creation of 300 new jobs and to reinforce the government’s commitment to help businesses invest and grow in Ontario.

Full Article: news.ontario.ca

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Yonge North Subway Extension Construction into York Region Gets the Green Light!

Toronto Subway MapNewmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, together with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, are thrilled to see a commitment from the Ontario Government today of $5.6 billion over the next 10 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension.

Full Article: york.ca

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CONNECT WITH AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

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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