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YORK REGION INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

DISCOVER YORK REGION – CANADA’S SECOND LARGEST TECH HUB

You might not know the tech sector in Toronto area’s York Region by name, but it is over 4,300 companies strong and growing.

Our tech sector companies are primarily scale-ups with a focus in business-to-business and enterprise-scale solutions that drive some of the most globally known technology. We’re home to a number of global tech giants – and have a number great technology startups too!

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TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN YORK REGION
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TECH-BASED JOBS IN YORK REGION
MAJOR TECH COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION
  • 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'S TECH SECTOR STRENGTH IS FOUND IN THE DATA

YORK REGION IS CANADA’S MOST DENSE TECH HUB

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

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

ICT Technical Occupations % of Labour Force (Ages 25-64) | Statistics Canada 2016 Census (NOCs: 217; 228; 0213; 2133; 2147; 2241; 2242; 2253; 7333 – as per CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report)

A LOOK AT 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
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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.

TECH NEWS FROM THE YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada’s Drone Technology Lands U.S. Patent

DronesDrone Delivery Canada has been awarded its first U.S. patent for its proprietary drone delivery technology.The Vaughan-based company is furthering drone technology for a number of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, mining, agriculture, forestry, construction, and with courier companies.

Full Article: northernontariobusiness.com

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Markham-based Tech Incubator VentureLAB Receives $1.7 Million from FedDev Ontario to Boost Women Representation in Tech

ventureLabThe investment will be used to launch Tech Undivided, a new initiative aimed at supporting women working in the tech industry. VentureLAB hopes to bridge the gender divide and create equity in an industry where women are typically underrepresented.

Full Article: betakit.com

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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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