Ontario is a global centre for IT, the second largest in North America after California. Toronto, Ontario, is ranked fourth in the world as a top tech hub for software start-ups.
Ontario is home to one of North America's largest concentrations of world leading, innovative ICT companies. It includes heavyweights such as BlackBerry, top ranked digital gamers such as Capybara Games, and Digital Extremes, as well as e-security leader Certicom.
We're growing our creative talent pool to meet the demands of the digital gaming and wireless industries, with thousands of students enrolled in internationally recognized schools such as Sheridan College, Seneca College, Algoma University, the University of Waterloo and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Our developers use the latest in software and hardware. Ontario has been the launching pad for a long list of world-class software and hardware products. Some examples? The BlackBerry, Maya 3D software and RADARSAT-2. Today, there's lots more in the pipeline. Innovation is fuelled by an exceptional research community with strengths in mobile devices, 4G wireless networks, digital imaging and animation.
Ontario, with a population of 13 million highly educated people, is a global microcosm where more than 150 languages are spoken. We have people working in our IT industry from every country in the world – and that's a huge advantage when you're developing technologies for every country in the world.
With some of the lowest development costs in the G7 for software designers, web and multimedia developers and telecom equipment manufacturing, Ontario companies can work with partners worldwide to cost-efficiently accelerate time-to-market for new products.