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The Toronto Region is home to the highest concentration of financial services companies in Canada, including startups in Fintech, cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence.
As the business and financial hub of Canada, Toronto has many opportunities for both startups and established businesses to expand their operations in a thriving market. We are also home to one of the largest tech centers on the continent, providing a unique environment for financial services innovation.
The Toronto Region offers everything an innovative financial service 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 Canada’s economic capital, the Toronto Region boasts one of the safest banking systems in the world and the third-largest stock exchange globally by total trade. Ten thousand financial services businesses employ over 320,000 skilled workers, and the area attracts more than half of all foreign capital investment in financial services in Canada. It consistently ranks as a top 10 business location and a safe place to do business.
Canada’s financial companies are growing rapidly, and Toronto is a central location for employment in this industry. Join like-minded individuals, businesses, and startups in our region as they evolve and grow.
Ontario is a global leader in fintech, offering financial services ranging from cybersecurity and mobile payments to blockchain and trading analytics. Toronto is North America’s second-largest financial hub after New York, with over 600 fintech firms, 10,000 financial services firms, and over 320,000 financial services professionals.
The Toronto Region is home to 50 percent of the country’s approximately 60,000 fintech employees, graduating from one of the region’s 18 world-renowned colleges and universities. From the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s STEM-focused 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 producing highly skilled, educated employees for your company to hire today, and into the future.
Toronto fintech companies are successful locally, nationally, and internationally. If you are a financial services company looking to evolve and grow, work alongside progressive fintech companies in Canada’s economic center.
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 and launched in 2015. It builds on the concepts and innovations begun by Bitcoin, with some significant differences. Ethereum and its cryptocurrency token payment system, known as Ether, are now worth USD $7 billion.
Ethereum is a decentralized global software platform powered by open-source blockchain technology with smart contract functionality. Ethereum is programmable, which means it can hold assets, make transactions, communicate, and construct apps and companies without a central authority.
Ethereum is similar to Bitcoin as a payment network, but also offers a marketplace of financial services, games, social networks, and apps.It has opened the door to a booming digital economy, providing new ways for investors to earn online.
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.