The Toronto Region is home to the Canadian headquarters of some of the world's largest advanced manufacturing players such as Siemens, GE, Parker-Hannifin, Bombardier, General Motors, ABB, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Magna, Celestica, Honeywell & Praxair.
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Greater Toronto's Halton Region, which sits directly west of Toronto, provides a unique opportunity for firms in the industrial robotics and process automation space. Halton is home to a full spectrum of companies in the advanced manufacturing cluster, which drives innovation, stimulates new businesses, and employs high quality talent.
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Leverage the strategic advantage of Halton Region – home to unique advanced manufacturing and e-mobility clusters anchored by leading companies and post-secondary institutions such as Magna, Siemens, ABB, Sheridan College and McMaster University.
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 build your dream team.
The Toronto Region has twice been named the fastest growing tech centre by CBRE thanks to our strong universities and colleges, thriving start-up scene, and billions of dollars worth of investment from global tech leaders like Google and Uber.
Halton's manufacturing base relies on sophisticated machinery, equipment, and processes. These advanced manufacturing firms in automotive, aerospace, steel, and materials spur Halton's innovation ecosystem and are a catalyst to global markets and exporting.
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Located in Burlington, is a leading technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the limits of technology to drive performance to new levels.
Is a leading automation manufacturing corporation located in Oakville. Promation designs and provides high-quality tooling, automation and robotic systems for the nuclear, automotive and industrial markets.
Supports various companies with 3D design and 3D printing. Located in Oakville, their expertise in additive manufacturing technologies includes the full suite of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and 3DEXPERIENCE Works, configure-price-quote automation, workflow assessment, training, and engineering services.
Located in Burlington, EvertzMicrosystems is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.
Is a leading global manufacturer of CNC router machines and knife systems. Designed and built at a state-of-the-art factory in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, AXYZ CNC routers are supplied and supported through a global network of sales and support offices and authorized dealers.
Develops automotive test systems and offers product development design, test engineering, and manufacturing solutions for electromechanical fluid devices. Located in Milton, ATA has been providing turn-key systems and their services to Fortune 500 companies from around the globe for over a decade.
Located in Burlington, provides products and services that enable manufacturers to utilize automation to move, store and retrieve their heavy industrial products with unparalleled ease, safety and efficiency.
A globally successful telematics & IoT software as a service giant was created in the Toronto Region.
Founded in the year 2000, Geotab now has a global mosaic of customers such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car; the City of Madrid, Sacramento County, Caledonian Logistics and Kyocera. They are the first telematics outfit to surpass two million connected vehicles on a single platform. With over 2,000 employees worldwide in 30 office locations – Geotab processes over 40B data points daily.
Geotab’s global reach includes partnerships with Volvo, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe and SAP. Geotab is also a strategic partner with Deloitte’s Future of Mobility Solution Centre in Singapore. Acquisitions include FleetCarma and Strategic Telecom Solutions.
Already prepared for the coming wave of fleet electrification, Geotab has developed software for logistics companies to assess the ROI of fleet electrification, monitor battery life and temperature and optimize charging. With Geotab’s massive pool of data on 3,500 organizations and 179,000 light-duty fleet vehicles, they have estimated that 60% of North American logistics companies can access significant financial benefits from immediate electrification.
With continuous innovation as critical to the company’s success, Geotab created an in-house accelerator called Torque Labs to support the development of new business models and technologies for their growing platform. The Torque Labs accelerator provides early-stage companies in verticals such as big data and analytics, fleet management, supply chain, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, asset management, IoT and hardware, electric vehicles and vehicle sharing with funding and access to Geotab’s resources and mentorship.
Cimlogic is a provider of Digital Manufacturing Solutions and Services, with the emphasis on solving business challenges through technology and services. The company uses its unique RAISE™ process to understand its clients' business requirements, ensuring its solutions are designed to address these, while maximizing ROI and delivering real business value. Cimlogic operates across the whole manufacturing supply chain, from Operational Technology (OT), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Manufacturing Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
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.