Choose Markham

Why #ChooseMarkham?

  • Highly skilled, diverse workforce
  • More than 60% of Markham’s population has a post-secondary education
  • 1,500 plus technology companies providing 37,000 plus jobs
  • Robust ecosystem of startups and industry leaders
  • Future home of York University
  • Lowest industrial and commercial tax rates in GTA

Why These Companies Chose Markham:


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Markham is Canada's High Tech CapitalMarkham is Canada's High Tech Capital

ICT employer business establishments per 1,000 residentsMarkham:

  • 1,500 plus tech firms
  • 37,000 plus tech employees
  • 339,500 population

Greater Toronto Area: (Toronto, York Region, Peel Region, Durham Region)

  • 14,700 tech firms
  • 286,200 employees
  • 6.5 million population

Kitchener Waterloo Area:

  • 500 plus tech firms
  • 23,200 employees
  • 535,144 population

York Region is Canada's Densest Tech HubTotal Number of ICT Businesses (employers)

ICT employer business establishments per 1,000 residents:

  • York Region — 3.5 percent
  • Ottawa — 3.1 percent
  • Halton Region 2.6 percent
  • Region of Peel — 2.5 percent
  • Toronto 2.2 percent
  • Calgary 1.8 percent
  • Montréal 1.6 percent
  • Vancouver 1.4 percent
  • Waterloo 1.3 percent

Total number of ICT Businesses (employers)

  • Toronto 6,146
  • York Region — 4,327
  • Greater Vancouver 3,560
  • Peel Region 3,494
  • Montréal 3201
  • Ottawa 2,895
  • Calgary 2,735
  • Halton Region 1,445
  • Waterloo Region 672

Most ethnically diverse city in CanadaDynamic, thriving communitiesHigh quality of lifeExceptional facilities and services

Life In Markham:

  • Most ethnically Diverse city in Canada
  • Dynamic, thriving communities
  • High quality of life
  • Exceptional facilities and services

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