Starting a Business in York Region

York Region is located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area – Canada’s largest metropolitan area and the fifth-largest urban agglomeration in North America. York Region is Canada’s fastest-growing large municipality, made up of nine local municipalities, which boasts a diverse economy across a wide range of industries including information technology, financial and business services, life science and healthcare technology, clean technology, advanced manufacturing, building and construction, and agriculture and food processing.

Home to roughly 1.2 million residents, York Region is the second-largest business hub in Ontario with an nearly 49,000 businesses, including over 500 foreign companies, and three of the top six corporate research and development firms in the province. For more information about York Region industry sectors, business advantages, and results from the York Region Employment survey visit the Invest in York website.