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The Greater Toronto Hamilton Area is considered the hub of financial services in Canada.
A large labour pool of 364,000 trained professionals in Ontario’s FIRE industries are located within an hour’s drive of Hamilton.
With globally-recognized research driven institutions—McMaster University and Mohawk College—located in Hamilton and another 21 within driving distance, the city is ideally located along the Toronto-Kitchener-Waterloo Innovation Corridor.
Mohawk College launched a new cybersecurity program in January 2019 that will support the growth of talent within the FIRE industries.
Startups, creative tech companies and Fintech industries (e.g. cryptocurrency and Blockchain) can thrive in Hamilton, where research and innovation required for emerging technologies is heavily supported.
Companies are finding collaborative opportunities with academia on commercialization. The downtown core is becoming a magnet for FIRE industry entrepreneurs, due to the new brick and beam office offerings.
“Downtown Hamilton is the heart of the city. And with a great number of highly educated professionals working downtown each day, it’s a focal point for new jobs in a new economy. From fintech to AI to blockchain and beyond, the brick and beam spaces or Class A offices are the perfect spots for a new generation of Hamiltonians.”Karol Murillo,
FIRE Industries Lead, City of Hamilton
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