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Providing Opportunities for Businesses Seeking An International Presence

We’re situated in the most densely populated and industrialized region in Canada, a strategic location from which to develop into new and global markets, one that is well served by government, professional networks and established start-up ecosystems.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing Burlington for your business’s startup or international expansion:

A Country Ranked #1 for Business

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Canada first among G7 countries for its business environment. Canada is the only G7 country with free trade access to the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Accessible Markets and Supply Chains

The city’s multimodal transportation network means more supply chain opportunities and reduced time-to-market.

Take advantage of major highways, international & private airports, seaports, cargo railway networks, GO Train commuter stations and Canada/US land border crossings.

Attractive Business Incentives

We’re offering new business incentives for those looking to develop land here.

There are also provincial and federal programs available that provide businesses with funds needed for research initiatives, hiring and training, immigration support, technology innovation, and more.

A Safe and Dynamic City

Burlington is part of Halton Region, which Statistics Canada has called the safest of all large municipalities in Canada.  Living here also means enjoying an unbeatable lifestyle.  See why Maclean’s Magazine rated Burlington “Canada’s Best Community” and “Best Community in Canada For Families”.

A Talent Pipeline

20 post-secondary institutions within a one hour’s drive

4.5 million people within commuting distance

73% of our residents have a post-secondary education

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A Soft Landing Program at TechPlace

Led by Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace is our city’s innovation centre.  It’s where talent, technology and ideation all come together under one roof.  If your company is looking to expand its product offerings or services into the Canadian marketplace, TechPlace can help you through its Soft Landing Program. This program will provide you with resources specific to your expansion here, including:

 

  • Branded private office spaces and hot desks
  • Meeting rooms and event spaces
  • Private wired and wireless networks
  • Programming, networking opportunities, events and resources
  • Mentorship
  • Community connections (professional service producers, industry leaders, local post-secondary institutions and more)
  • Marketing and Promotional Opportunities

TechPlace’s Soft Landing Program is ideal for companies operating in the world of IoT, robotics, ICT, MedTech, FinTech, Big Data and Machine Learning (or any other technology-driven space) that would thrive in a community-oriented environment.

TechPlace Endorsement Program 

If you think your business will benefit from being part of TechPlace, then you will need to contact one of the centre’s referral partners for an endorsement. 

Looking to Expand Internationally?

The Techplace soft landing program is where you need to be. Download for more information.

Strategic Partnerships

 

Attractive Business Incentives

We’re offering new business incentives for those looking to develop land here.    

There are also provincial and federal programs available that provide businesses with funds needed for research initiatives, hiring and training, immigration support, technology innovation, and more. 

A Comprehensive Data Centre

Source quick facts about Burlington, along with key economic, demographic, labour and industry data.

Let’s Strategize

Let’s talk one-on-one about how you can locate and grow your business in one of Canada’s most innovative and well placed cities.

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