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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

Tech in the GTA: A ‘Cluster of Clusters’ That Deserves Unpacking, Attention, and Promotion

Neptis Heat Map of Tech in GTA
YORK LINK BLOG SERIES

**PART THREE OF A THREE PART SERIES**
So what’s the bottom line considering the above? That a ‘cluster of clusters’ tech sector in a metro area of over 6.5 million residents, 250,000 business establishments, and 16,000 tech companies really warrants unraveling.

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Olympus Canada Recognized as a Greater Toronto Top Employer

Olympus Canada Team PhotoRichmond HillDec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ — Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that Olympus Canada has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the third year running.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Urban Growth Outside of Downtown Cores: Should We Pay More Attention?

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) | Vaughan York Region
YORK LINK BLOG SERIES

**PART TWO OF A THREE PART SERIES**

Nonetheless, Canadian media coverage and public discussion in the context of Toronto’s Amazon HQ2 bid was focused almost exclusively on the downtown core as the natural and only reasonable location for Amazon’s HQ2 in the GTA. Public discussion on any of GTA’s other qualified urban growth sites noted above was barely existent and still is despite Amazon’s non-downtown-core choices.

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A Moment of Reflection for the Greater Toronto Area on Amazon HQ2 Locations | Full Series

Crystal City | Photo Credit: ARLnow.com
YORK LINK BLOG SERIES

**PART ONE OF A THREE PART SERIES**
Are we short-selling ourselves as it relates to potential locations where we collectively think major technology or head office investments should occur within the Greater Toronto Area?

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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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