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  Last updated Nov 30, 2007

Why is Markham Canadaès High-Tech Capital?


Markham is Canada's High-Tech Capital with over 900 High-Tech and Life Science companies, including...

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. logo CGI Group Inc. logo Giesecke & Devrient GmbH logo GEAC Computer Corporation Ltd. logo
Hewlett-Packard Development Company logo IBM logo Alcatel-Lucent logo Motorola, Inc. logo
Philips Electronics logo Johnson & Johnson Inc. logo Sun Microsystems, Inc. logo Wyeth logo

Markham's High-Tech and Life Sciences Clusters

High-Technology and Life Sciences are the two key clusters in the Town of Markham. Recognized as Canada's High-tech Capital, Markham has over 900 high-tech and life sciences companies. The life sciences cluster in Markham is fast becoming recognized for its innovation and expertise. The industries within the two sectors representing the largest share of employment base in Markham. Please see below the profiles of the two key sectors.

High-Technology Cluster
Industry Categories # of Companies
1. Computer Systems Design and Related Services 220
2. Computer and Communications Equipment and Supplies Wholesaler - Distributor 134
3. Management, Scientific & Technical Consulting Services 98
4. Companies that did not show an NAIC code (identifiable category) 48
5. Speicalized Design Services - Graphic Design Services 45
6. Electronic Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 39
7. Management of Companies and Enterprises 33
8. Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 19
9. Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 17
10. Scientific Research and Development Services 17
11. Telecommunications 17
12. Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15
13. Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 14
14. Communications Equipment Manufacturing 14
15. Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 13
16. Data Processing Services 12
17. Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 11
18. Navigational, Measuring, Medical and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10
19. Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 8
20. Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 8
21. Software Publishers 7
22. Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services and Testing Laboratories 5
23. Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals 4
24. Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 3
25. Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2
26. Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 1

Total Companies

814

Life Sciences Cluster
Industry Categories # of Companies
1.  Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 18
2.  Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences 15
3.  Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 14
4.  Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Supplies Wholesaler/Distributors 14
5.  Computer Systems Design and Related Services (life sciences) 11
6.  Navigational, Measuring, Medical and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10
7.  Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 9

8.  Companies that did not show an NAIC code (identifiable category)

9. Management of Companies and Enterprises (related to life sciences)

5

4

Total Companies

100 

Note: Some of the same industry categories are present in both the high-tech and life sciences clusters because the functions of the companies belonging to these categories support both sectors.

Data was obtained from the 2004 York Region Business and Employment Survey, and while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Regional Municipality of York and the Town of Markham can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions.

 

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