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Our existing ICT industry, depth of talent and strategic resources make our city a hub of technology and innovation in which your company can excel.

Young worker coding at his computer


Ideal for companies looking to specialize in:

  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Communications and Equipment Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing
  • Smart Tech
  • Property Tech
  • Sensors
Burlington breakdown of businesses and jobs per industry

Access Top Tech Talent

  • The Toronto region has had the fastest growing tech talent pool out of all major North American tech hubs, faster than Silicon Valley.
  • Google, Oracle, Geotab, Siemens and Semtech are just some of the companies located in or near Burlington.
  • 76% of our residents have a post-secondary education, higher than the province’s average.
  • Mohawk College and Sheridan College’s technology programs means more ITC industry professionals are located in the immediate area.
  • There are 10 universities within 100 kilometres of our city, including the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto.

Accessible & Visible Office Locations

  • Prime locations in areas easily accessible by foot traffic and local transit.
  • High availability of Class A office space.
  • High end industrial spaces.
  • Competitively priced.
  • Professionally managed.
  • Ample parking.

An Unbeatable Lifestyle

Our city provides a lot of unique amenities, including a spectacular downtown waterfront complex, popular attractions and an active social scene. A greater quality of life here means employee retention rates are higher

Information & Communications Technology: Industry at a Glance

Understand the key aspects of Burlington’s Information & Communications Technology industry at a glance here.

Dedicated City Personnel will:

  • Eliminate barriers to business growth through the Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force.
  • Provide market intel and data.
  • Recommend sites based on your business’s needs.
  • Brainstorm and troubleshoot on the spot.
  • Liaise with all levels of government on your business’s behalf.
City Hall in Burlington in the early afternoon

Established Key Players

Success Story:

Burlington is the Cornerstone of Cogeco’s Ontario Operations

Cogeco Connexion is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Quebec, providing residential and business customers with video, internet and telephony services. It considers Burlington the cornerstone of its Ontario operations, as it has given Cogeco the ability to continually innovate its digital infrastructure in order to maintain its high standards of connectivity and reliability. Their award winning call centre is also located here.

Cogeco Workers

In Burlington alone, Cogeco employs 1,000 employees across three offices, with over 30% of those team members living here. The company notes many factors – proximity to America’s border, the city’s protected rural spaces, outstanding downtown waterfront area, and great shopping and dining options as factors that contribute to their high employee retention rates.

Over thirty years, Cogeco has developed strong bonds with our city, considering us a partner in our joint efforts for a sustainable and prosperous future. It has participated in our city’s events and donated to our causes, becoming a leading employer and valuable community member.

Success Story:

Burlington is the Cornerstone of Cogeco’s Ontario Operations

Over thirty years, Cogeco has developed strong bonds with our city, become a leading employer and valuable community member.

Read the Full Story

“Burlington is a diverse and sustainable community that provides us with the ability to continually innovate so that we can meet our customers' current and future needs.”

Cogeco Connexion

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