The Toronto Region is home to world-leading talent and
companies in semiconductor and hardware engineering and has a broad base of manufacturers, providing a
rich environment for collaboration and partnership.
…And Toronto Global can help you get here!
We’re dedicated to delivering innovative solutions tailored to your specific business needs, to set
the stage for your success in the business and financial capital of Canada.
Your success is our business. Since 2017, our elite team of business advisors have helped
over 100 international companies set up their businesses in Canada through a simple, yet highly effective
framework. Our team can:
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Greater Toronto’s York Region, located in the northern part of the Toronto Region,
provides a strong opportunity for hardware firms. A booming tech hub, it has a high concentration of
multinational, enterprise-level firms. From manufacturing to design and engineering, York Region is
well-positioned across the hardware sector thanks to its central location and leading-edge talent.
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Strong quality of life attracts seasoned and experienced talent. More than 60,000 tech-based jobs are found
in York Region, and 290,000 in the Toronto Region; companies are assured a strong talent pipeline.
The diverse, multicultural and multilingual talent pool in the Toronto Region is second to none; however,
if you need to supplement your team with additional resources, our welcoming immigration system allows you
to bring in more experienced workers to add specialized talent to your workforce.
York Region’s tech companies are scale-ups focused on business-to-business and enterprise-scale
solutions in areas such as enterprise software, IT services, cloud computing, networking, and
With a regional population of 1.2 million people in York Region, the area is one of the fastest-growing
metros in Canada. This makes York Region a rich source of a diversified talent and office opportunities.
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Home to 38% of Canada's business headquarters
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IBM's Canadian head office, located north of Toronto in the tech hub of Markham, York Region, hosts the
company's largest team of software engineers outside the U.S., with more than 2,000 employees.
Qualcomm has three offices in Canada, including two in Markham, York Region, with over 400 employees.
Intel recently set up a new engineering lab for graphics processing units (GPUs) in North York, just south
of Markham, adding to its 400+ employees working on microprocessors and CPU-based IP.
AMD has deep roots in Markham, York Region, with a current workforce of more than 2,000. The team is
uniquely specialized in Canada for its development of leading-edge semiconductors.
Swedish-based Veoneer is a worldwide leader in automotive technology with a major presence in Markham, York
Region. Over 750 employees are based here.
Canada’s only incubator of hardware and silicon-focused solutions, located in IBM
Canada’s headquarters in Markham, York Region.
ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative is a 12 to 24-month program dedicated to
supporting both silicon and hardware companies as they scale their companies to compete globally.
The Hardware Catalyst
(HCI) is Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused lab and incubator. This
competitive program supports companies building foundational technologies that create transformative sectors
like AI, quantum computing, 5G, IoT, UAV, virtual reality, and beyond. The HCI helps SMEs accelerate their
time to market in a sector that normally incurs lengthy entry and scale times, enabling Canadian hardware and
silicon companies to grow and scale locally, and compete globally.
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Toronto’s York Region?
Toronto Global worked with Cerebras Systems, a computer systems company dedicated to accelerating deep
learning, in its expansion to the Toronto Region. Drawn to the region's globally renowned and growing
technology sector, Cerebras established an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in the Toronto
Region, with plans to triple its engineering team in the coming year.
DoorDash, a leading last-mile logistics platform, recently announced the launch of a new engineering site in Toronto with plans to hire at least 50 engineers across backend, front-end and mobile roles by the end of the year. DoorDash first launched in Canada in 2015 and has since grown its presence to serve over 150 communities and over 30,000 merchant partners. DoorDash currently has offices in 4 cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. The company plans to continue hiring for roles across all sides of the business and increase the company’s total Canadian corporate headcount to 200 by the end of 2021.
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Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, recently announced its Toronto office, its first office in Canada. Cloudflare’s office plans represent the company’s continued investment and growing presence in the region and will support its expanding customer-base. Cloudflare’s new Canada-based team and operations will grow brand awareness, support, and acquire customers, and recruit new talent.
HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. In March 2021, HCL announced the expansion of its Canadian operations with a new global delivery centre in the Toronto Region, employing 350 people in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector when it opens, eventually growing to 500 positions.
Amazon is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Amazon recently announced plans to hire 1,800 new corporate and technology employees at its Canadian offices in 2021, including its Vancouver and Toronto Tech Hubs.
Uber Technologies Inc. will double the size of its Toronto technical team by the end of the year. The San Francisco, California based ride-hailing and food delivery company will hire about 60 people in engineering, design, data science and product management roles.
Samsung (2018): Samsung is setting up an engineering office in Toronto, focusing on artificial intelligence. This allows the company to tap into the rich AI ecosphere and talent pool.
Tech Mahindra (2018): This Indian-based digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering service and solutions company announced plans to develop a $100 million Centre of Excellence for AI and blockchain solutions.
Cognizant (2018): recently opened a new 50,000 square-foot technology and services delivery centre in Mississauga, which will house training rooms, a digital lab, delivery centre, co-innovation space, and up to 600 employees.