So you’ve made it! Congratulations! You are now about to embark on one of the most unforgettable and unique experiences of your life. We realize that moving this far across the Atlantic is a big decision, and we’d like to make it worthwhile. Canada has a lot to offer you as a newcomer, in education, careers, cultural attractions, scenic beauty and much more.
Excited yet? Consider this: you will be living in one of the top 5 cities in the world – ranked on many lists (including the United Nations) for safety, cleanliness, and natural beauty. Toronto, Canada’s corporate capital and largest city (North America’s 5th largest) is home to about 4 million people, which include over 80 cultures and languages from around the world.
Living in Toronto, you will have access to some of the best attractions, including an impressive theatre scene and nightlife rivaled only by New York and London, seasonal international film, cultural and music festivals and events, not to mention a whole range of vibrant cultural neighbourhoods and international cuisines, all easily accessible by public transit. Should you want to explore some of Ontario’s natural beauty, you can always take a drive through the breathtaking countryside, try out some outdoor adventures, or visit Niagara Falls, and then go wine-tasting in our world-class wine region.
Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in a number of sectors including telecommunications, transportation, and engineering, specifically:
- Urban Transport
- Hydroelectric and nuclear power
- Lasers and optoelectronics
- Food and Beverage processing
- Ocean and Environmental Engineering
The Canadian IT Sector
The key IT and Telecommunication companies in Toronto include Amdahl, AT & T Canada, Bell Canada, Celestica Inc., ClearNet Communications, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Cyberplex, Interactive Media, ExtendMedia, IBM Canada, ICE Integrated Communications & Entertainment, Rogers Communications, Xerox.
The Canadian IT sector, which includes computing and telecommunications hardware, software and services companies, represents $65 billion in revenue annually. Of that national figure, the companies in Toronto represent approximately $25 billion annually.
A highly educated labor force characterizes Toronto’s IT and Telecommunications industry. According to the Worldwide IT Benchmark Project of Howard Rubin and Associates, Canadian Software developers were the world’s top producers with 14,000 lines of code per professional per year.