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Canada's Corporate Capital

Toronto, Canada's corporate capital and leading business address, is home to more nationally and internationally top-ranked companies than any other Canadian city. More than 90 per cent of the world’s international banks, 85 per cent of the world’s mutual fund companies, and half of Canada’s venture capital firms operate in Canada.

More than 100 countries maintain consulate offices in Toronto. Toronto’s economy is diverse with more than 10 key employment groups including financial services, food and beverage packaging, medical and biotechnology and more.

Toronto’s Economic Development Office works to bring business to Toronto by providing accurate, customized information to potential investors. The City works directly with Toronto-based companies addressing their needs, assisting with site relocation and expansion, property information, assessment review and more. Enterprise Toronto provides services and programs tailored to assist entrepreneurs start and expand small business operations.

 

Resources

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Starting a Business

Newcomers to Toronto are encouraged to contribute to the city’s economy in several different ways: being a productive member of the workforce, being self employed, or by starting a business. There are several resources available to help you get started.

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Getting a Job

Finding a job is one of the hardest and most time consuming tasks for newcomers. Toronto supports newcomers with a variety of resources, programs and services to help you find meaningful employment.

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Accreditation

You need to have the right documents to work in certain professions and also to apply for college and university programs. In this section you find a list of links and resources to makes sure you have what you need.

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Trades, Volunteer Jobs and Apprenticeships

In Ontario, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, through its Workplace Support Services offices, helps trades people to obtain recognition of their trade qualifications and experience, or to enter an apprenticeship. Here's where you can find more information.

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Employee Rights

Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Torontonians. The employment standards legislation covers rights in areas such as hours of work and overtime pay, minimum wage, pay, vacation time and vacation pay, public holidays, coffee and meal breaks, pregnancy leave and parental leave, personal emergency leave, family medical leave, termination notice and termination pay.