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Highest educational attainment in the OECD.
Among the lowest costs in the G7.
Generous incentives for R&D.
Part of the $20-trillion NAFTA market.
Top ranked on global indices.
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Canada's largest chemical manufacturing sector
Ontario has the right environment for robotics companies to flourish
Canada’s top tourism market: 55% of all international visitors.
Ontario has an immensely strong telecom ecosystem consisting of international and homegrown organizations that push the technology envelop every day. We have a deep pool of highly skilled and educated workers with extensive industry experience as well as some of the finest state-of-the-art R&D facilities in the world. Ontario offers all of this while boasting the lowest business costs in the G7.
Ontario's vibrant telecommunications ecosystem has everything you need to be successful. It's a well-oiled machine that supports more than 700 companies. From business incubators supporting next-generation wireless applications to cutting edge R&D, Ontario has the infrastructure in place along with the resources and people you need to move your business forward.
That is why Cisco chose Ontario as one of its four new global innovation hubs. Cisco realized the incredible opportunity offered by Ontario's deep pool of talent.
Ontario's workforce is highly skilled, with a great education base, both at university and preparation for university. Ontario has long been globally recognized as a centre of excellence for IT innovation
AMD—a world leader in the design and integration of technology to power intelligent devices—shares their experience in Ontario
In 2011, AMD employed more engineers in Canada than their China and India locations combined. Ontario has excellent infrastructure, access to resources, and some of the best talent in the world — thanks to great universities and colleges with exceptional computer sciences curriculums. Because of this, AMD built their second largest R&D centre in Markham, Ontario.
From project-seasoned physical plant workers to award winning Ph.Ds, Ontario's talent pool of 56,000 highly skilled and educated telecom workers makes it one of the most project-ready sites in North America. In fact, Ontario has a higher concentration of telecom workers than California, New York or Massachusetts.
Salaries can be up to 30% lower.
Which is why the small, medium-size and large enterprises like doing business here.
Toronto ranks third in the world (out of 138) for lowest risk city for recruiting, employing and relocating employees.
Combined with federal R&D programs, Ontario's R&D tax credit program can reduce your after-tax cost of every $100 in R&D spending to between $61 and $37. There is no cap on the program and tax credits can be carried back for three years or forward for 20 years allowing you to reduce your federal tax.
And more costs qualify for tax credits when you conduct R&D in Ontario
Lower operating costs make Ontario an attractive North American jurisdiction; the lowest of the G7 countries.
Operation: Telecommunications equipment
Ontario has a strong innovation ecosystem that will allow you to bring ideas and concepts quickly to commercialization.
2013 marked Ericsson's 60th anniversary in Canada. As one of the top R&D investors in the country, we see the Ottawa R&D Centre playing a key role in the development of our Heterogeneous Network Strategy, developing small cell technology, as well as integrating Carrier Class WiFi capabilities as part of that strategy. Having invested nearly $4 billion in Canadian R&D we are committed to the continual strengthening of Canada's ICT ecosystem.
Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), University of Waterloo
This is one the most advanced facilities in the world, supporting innovative research and development activities in radio science, electromagnetic communication and sensing technologies over the widest possible range of frequencies (MHz to THz and beyond). The University of Waterloo believes that this new state-of-the-art facility will help create ground-breaking discoveries in wireless research which could boost consumer technology manufacturers and lead to advances in health care, satellite communications and nanotechnology.
Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), at the University of Waterloo is developing a comprehensive graduate research program in wireless communications. Ericsson Communications Canada donated funds to the centre with the goal of training highly qualified personnel in wireless communications.
Other Industry resources:
Canada's Technology triangle
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
Information Technology Association of Canada
Ottawa Wireless Cluster
An overview of domestic and international corporations with major operations in Ontario.
High-quality education, low levels of staff turnover, innovation, and lower operating costs come together to provide outstanding opportunities and that's why these companies are in Ontario.
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All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Information is accurate at the time of publication.