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Financial services in Halton Region: companies take advantage of the soundest banking system in the world

Located just 30-minutes west of Downtown Toronto — the second largest financial centre in North America – Halton has successfully built a financial services sector among firms that value the talent pool in the region, greater affordability in commercial real estate and ready access to international airports. The people who work in this sector appreciate the lifestyle benefits, job opportunities and shorter commuting times between work and home. They also know that Canada has the soundest banking system in the world.

Leaders in financial services: well-represented in Halton

Companies with a notable presence in Halton include:

Affiliates of these global financing companies have also set up shop in Halton:

Quick Facts

450
Approximate number of financial service companies that operate in Halton employing nearly 4,500

33%
Over 1/3 financial services companies have established operations or relocated in Halton over the last 5 years


4.5M
Labour pool within a 1-hour drive

These major factors bring and retain financial services to Halton:

"We have experienced a lot of growth over the past 10 years and as we look to the future, and our plans for continued growth, we know our new facility will help us attract the best possible talent and provide everyone with a great place to work." 
— Dean McCann, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited

Highly-educated workforce in the Region's financial sector

Supporting Halton's financial services sector is a growing pool of knowledge workers who comprise one of the most educated workforces in Canada. Among Halton residents, 74 per cent have a post-secondary education and a growing number work in the financial industry.

Halton is surrounded by many of the leading business schools in Canada including:

These schools turn out graduates who are sought after and recruited by Halton's financial services companies.

Support organizations

Halton's Economic Development team supports financial services sector

Our Economic Development team works with financial services companies to identify opportunities and location preferences throughout the region. With our knowledge and our contacts, we can provide the full range of support services and essential information on Halton's economy, labour force, hiring, business costs, infrastructure, real estate and lifestyles.

For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.