Are you an international business owner interested in expanding? The Toronto Region is waiting for you...

…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.

How We Help International Businesses Set up in 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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Conduct
consultations with you to fully understand your needs and goals.
Connect
you to qualified professional service providers.

Facilitate
introductions to sector experts and all three levels of government, top researchers, and your industry peers.
Provide
guidance on site selection, incentives, taxation, immigration and corporate structure.

Deliver
targeted market information and industry and economic benchmarking analysis.
Advise
on everything you need to know, making your expansion into Canada as smooth as possible.

The Top Canadian Destination for International Businesses

A recent report by Ryerson University‘s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development revealed that Toronto and the surrounding municipalities had the fastest growth of any urban region in Canada or the U.S. in 2019; a boom fueled by immigration and access to talent. Clearly, the Toronto Region remains a hot spot for both national and global businesses. This dynamic and quickly growing region has a lot to boast about:

Strong, Stable Market:

As Canada’s economic engine, the Toronto Region has consistently outperformed all other international financial centres when it comes to providing a stable market for operations.

Diverse Talent Pool:

Our highly skilled, multicultural, and multilingual talent pool continues to be a major pull for international businesses looking to grow their teams.

Competitive Business Costs:

With universal healthcare and competitive business costs, you can grow your business in the Toronto Region, for less!

Central Location:

Within a 90-minute flight of New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, our region enjoys greater market proximity than any other North American city.

But sometimes, numbers speak louder than words:

CAD$377B

economy

67%

of the workforce has a post-secondary degree

40%

Home to 40% of Canada’s business headquarters

7.7M

regional population

OVER 51%

foreign born population

12.4%

lower in approximate tax rate than U.S. average

Access to

+1.5 BILLION CONSUMERS

through international trade agreements

THIS IS BIG. THIS IS TORONTO REGION

Toronto Region Expansion in Action:

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CERTAIN AFFINITY

Certain Affinity is the largest independent video game developer in Austin and has a proven track record of developing innovative, AAA action games, including original titles and the co-development of games in franchise like, ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Halo.’ The company established an office in Toronto as a fully integrated extension of its Austin office to support AAA development of its games.

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Uber

Uber announced plans to invest more than $200-million in Toronto over five years as it opens an engineering office and expands its self-driving car centre. In 2017, the company also announced a new research hub to focus on developing AI for driverless vehicles, representing Uber’s first R&D operation outside of the United States.

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CBS

U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year. The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities. CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in 2020.

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GM

General Motors is in the process of rapidly expanding its R&D presence in Canada. Maintaining its Canadian headquarters and assembly plant in Oshawa since 1953, along with five other sites across the province, GM has been a pillar of the Toronto Region's automotive sector and is making big investments to advance our capabilities even further.

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GROWING WITH TORONTO GLOBAL

Expanding into a new global market is a complex, multifaceted process. A not-for-profit investment attraction agency, Toronto Global will connect your business to local resources, industry support networks, and market insight to ease your transition and set you up for success in your new location.

We’re proud to have assisted in the transition of over 100 businesses across the following industry sectors as they have laid foundations in the Toronto Region and experienced positive business growth:

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Financial Services icon Financial Services

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Digital Media icon DIGITAL MEDIA & GAMING

Food & Beverage icon Food & Beverage

Technology icon Technology

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Interested in seeing how Toronto Global’s business expansion solutions have helped other international companies transition to the Toronto Region market? Check out HSBC's Success Story:
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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, serving more than 40 million customers through its global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking.

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