Markham Community Profile

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 355,000 and a land area of 212 square kilometres. Of the 10,600 companies in Markham, there are more than 210 foreign companies located here, employing more than 28,000 people. Leading innovators in Markham include: IBM, Aviva Insurance, AMD, GM Canada Technical Centre, 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 38,000 people – over one-fifth of the total workforce of 172,400.