Expanding business base. Motivated, highly educated workforce. Affluent, diverse population. By every measure, Canada's high-tech capital – and 16th largest municipality – is thriving. The award-winning City of Markham is the largest of nine communities in York Region, with a population of over 349,000 and a land area of 212 square kilometres. Of the 10,200 companies in Markham, there are more than 400 Canadian head offices located here – including IBM, Aviva Insurance, AMD, Bank of China, GE Digital Energy, Honeywell, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, Johnson & Johnson, Toshiba, Honda and Hyundai. Over 1,000 technology and life sciences companies are based in Markham. These two sectors alone employ 37,000 people – over one-fifth of the total workforce of 162,000.
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