Technology

Toronto Region and technology. Not only do they sound good together, the combination exists as a world powerhouse in the industry. The Toronto Region’s technology sector ranks as the third-largest in North America behind only San Francisco and New York, and no other Canadian city comes close. In 2016 alone, over 400,000 jobs in the Toronto Region were related to technology, and this thriving sector is growing exponentially every year. If you want to innovate in the Toronto Region, there is no question that your company will have access to the talent and infrastructure required to take your business to the next level.

The top 5 international ICT firms all have Canadian headquarters in the Toronto Region:

  • IBM Canada, Markham ON
  • Alphabet (Google), Toronto ON
  • HP Canada, Mississauga ON
  • Cisco Systems Canada, Toronto ON
  • Microsoft Canada, Mississauga ON

Innovation Centres

Innovation centres across the region provide support to companies looking to transform ideas into well-positioned, growing ventures. With the help of organizations like Haltec, located in Halton Region, to Venture Lab in York Region, and from the Vaughan International Commercialization Centre to the Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre in Mississauga; no matter where you decide to locate your business in the Toronto Region, there are services available to help innovative technology companies to reach their full potential.

Diverse Range Of Technologies

Toronto’s tech sector supports a variety of thriving subsectors, including:

  • gaming
  • digital media
  • enterprise software
  • data centres
  • mobile applications
  • fintech
  • cleantech
  • hardware manufacturing
  • telecommunications

Just recently, in its 2016 analysis, U.S.-based Expert Market ranked the Toronto Region third of 20 global tech hubs in which to live and work, ahead of San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, Boston and Tel Aviv. This proves that the unmatched quality of living in the region contributes to its overall attractiveness for businesses to relocate or expand operations. Because you don’t work all day, every day – the Toronto Region provides the right balance of opportunity and lifestyle for you and your family.