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YORK REGION INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FACTS

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TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN YORK REGION
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TECH-BASED JOBS IN YORK REGION

DEVELOP #YRTECH IN YORK REGION.

YOUR BUSINESS. CANADA’S SECOND LARGEST TECH HUB. IT’S TIME.

The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Greater Toronto’s York Region is over 4,300 companies strong. You’ll find global corporations down to startups in the Region, with most of our tech companies being scale-ups focused on business-to-business and enterprise-scale solutions in areas such as enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, networking, and microelectronics.

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MAJOR TECH COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION
Map with logos of select tech companies in York Region

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YORK REGION'S TECH SECTOR BY THE NUMBERS

A LOOK AT CANADA’S TOP TECH HUBS

# of ICT employer business establishments

1 City of Toronto 6,810
2 YORK REGION 4,388
3 Peel Region 3,974
4 Greater Vancouver 3,927
5 Montreal 3,801
6 Ottawa 3,125
7 Calgary 2,813
8 Halton Region 1,633
9 Edmonton 1,470
10 Durham Region 850
11 Waterloo 780
Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2018
YORK REGION IS CANADA’S MOST DENSE TECH HUB

# of ICT employer business establishments per 1,000 residents | Statistics Canada, CBC | 12/2018

YORK REGION HAS THE HIGHEST TECH TALENT CONCENTRATION IN THE TORONTO-WATERLOO CORRIDOR

ICT Technical Occupations % of Labour Force (Ages 25-64) | Statistics Canada, CBC 2018
(NOCs: 217; 228; 0213; 2133; 2147; 2241; 2242; 2253; 7333 – as per CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report)

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OF GTA'S THREE 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 GTA'S 2018 TOP 10 ICT CORPORATE R&D INVESTORS ARE IN YORK REGION

AMD, Constellation Software, Enghouse, IBM, Huawei Canada, and Mitel Networks.

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OF COMPUTER DEALER NEWS 2018 TOP 100 IT SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS ARE IN YORK REGION

Includes enterprise and scale-up companies from York Region.

TECH NEWS FROM THE YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY

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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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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