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We are also home to one of the largest tech hubs on the continent, providing a unique environment for financial services innovation.
The Toronto Region offers everything an innovative financial services or fintech company is looking for: an ever-increasing market demand, a large, relevant pool of talent and an ecosystem of potential partners that can help you advance, adapt and commercialize your products quickly.
As the financial centre and business capital of Canada, the Toronto Region boasts one of the safest banking systems in the world and the third largest stock exchange globally by total trade. With 10,000 businesses employing 280,000 skilled workers, the Toronto Region attracts more than half of all foreign capital investment in financial services in Canada and consistently ranks as a top 10 global financial centre. We are internationally recognized as a sound location to invest and a safe place to do business.
The Toronto Region is home to 50 percent of the country’s approximate 60,000 fintech employees, graduating from one of the 11 world renowned colleges and universities in the region. From the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s STEM-focused, applied university in Oshawa to our first class Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, to the 30+ programs available at the Business School at Centennial College, institutions across the Toronto Region are graduating highly skilled and educated employees for your company to hire today, and into the future.
York University’s Schulich School of Business, located in the north end of the City of Toronto, is renowned as one of the top business schools in the country. Ranked #1 in Canada by Forbes, CNN Expansion & Corporate Knights, Schulich offers one of the broadest ranges of business specializations of any business school. Schulich is home to North America’s first ever cross-border executive MBA degree and one of the world’s first degrees in international business (IMBA) and Business Analytics (MBAN).
The innovative programs at the Schulich School of Business attract students from all over the world, making the school home to one of the most diverse student bodies of any MBA program in North America. Over 60 percent of students at the School are international, coming from close to 30 countries and speaking in excess of 35 languages.
Ethereum was developed by Torontonian Vitalik Buterin in 2013. Ethereum and its cryptocurrency token payment system known as Ether, is now worth USD $7 billion.
Ethereum is poised to be one of the most important startups in Canadian history, as it has become the investment bank of the blockchain world and the second-leading technology to Bitcoin.