Town of east Gwillimbury

Sector Focus

Industry Sectors 
Advantage EG services a wide variety of industry sectors 

Cleantech
The Town of East Gwillimbury is committed to helping environmentally sound businesses become a vital and successful part of our economic fabric. Learn more about our investment attraction strategy for the Cleantech/Water Sector

 

Manufacturing 
The Region of York is Ontario’s second largest manufacturing hub and fourth largest in Canada - with over 4000 manufacturing businesses. In addition, these companies employ over 78,000 people in the region. East Gwillimbury’s manufacturing sector is comprised of 54 business establishments (2010) representing 13% of the local labour force. This includes Multimatic (Dynamic Suspensions) in the auto-parts sector, and Inscape Office Interiors.
Source: http://www.yorklink.ca/key-sectors/information-technology/

Key manufacturing sectors include:

  • Electronics & Electrical 
  • Auto Parts
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Building & Construction


Agriculture and the Rural Economy
East Gwillimbury’s agricultural economy comprises approximately $42 million in farm receipts, second only to King Township in all of York Region. Predominant agricultural activities in EG include:

  • Equestrian Operations
  • Vegetable Production
  • Cash Crops

Farm Field

Health Care & Public Administration Services 
East Gwillimbury is home to York Region’s Transportation Administration Centre, Emergency Services Headquarters, Police Training Facility and Waste Management Operations.  The Town is also home to the Provincial Metrolinx Service and Operations Hub, making this community a prime residential and employment area for many public service-focused employees.

East Gwillimbury is home to York Region’s Transportation Administration Centre, Emergency Services Headquarters, Police Training Facility and Waste Management Operations.  The Town is also home to the Provincial Metrolinx Service and Operations Hub, making this community a prime residential and employment area for many public service-focused employees.

 
East Gwillimbury is home to York Region’s Transportation Administration Centre, Emergency Services Headquarters, Police Training Facility and Waste Management Operations.  The Town is also home to the Provincial Metrolinx Service and Operations Hub, making this community a prime residential and employment area for many public service-focused employees.


Health Care
York Region is home to over 300 Bio-Pharma and HealthTech firms. The region is also home to Ontario’s largest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), serving 1.8 million residents. It is then no surprise that East Gwillimbury takes great pride in supporting their many medical facilities, health professionals, as well as the world-class Southlake Hospital.

The need for quality health care is integral to York Region’s growth, development, and health. Without outstanding centres like Southlake close by, the East Gwillimbury community would suffer deeply, having to travel great lengths to receive the proper health care they require.

While having access to health care facilities is important, these facilities could not run without the many life-sciences professionals who are employed to service those in need. Due to growth and demand, these facilities are constantly pushed to fund more job opportunities, attracting and employing the best and brightest minds for the job.

Given East Gwillimbury’s close proximity to significant industry clusters, as well as Southlake Region Health Centre, jobs in the Health Sciences and related professions represent 10% of the Town’s overall labour force. 

Retail & Personal Service 
Over the last five years, employment growth in the retail and personal service sector has seen the most significant increase of all sectors. This is largely due to the development of new shopping areas in the southwest portion of the Town. 

Edging Newmarket’s busy shopping centres, East Gwillimbury has added an abundance of new restaurants, home improvement stores, clothing stores, electronics stores, boutiques, and more. With this ever-expanding growth, more and more business is being attracted to the Town.

Employment in this sector is expected to increase exponentially as East Gwillimbury’s residential development and population increases, supporting the needs of new residents, as well as the desires of Town tourists. These plans are also attracting new business and investors, as the success of established East Gwillimbury businesses continue to grow.

Shopping Centre

Construction and Building
York Region is Canada’s third largest residential construction market behind the cities of Vancouver and Toronto, representing $3.5 billion in local construction value in 2012. 

With quickly developing towns like East Gwillimbury, construction workers and building suppliers have no shortage of work. New office buildings, homes, and commercial and retail buildings – you can expect to see all of these new developments popping up in an increasingly populated East Gwillimbury.

These development plans also draw new residents, looking to find work in their area. Pressure is fierce as new residents cannot move into the area without new homes, and homes cannot be built without positions in these construction fields being filled – creating a high demand for workers, and increasing the Town’s employment rate.

In combination with new business and an increasing population who require living spaces, more East Gwillimbury construction and building jobs are becoming available every day.

Construction

Other Industry Sectors Welcome 
Do you have a business that doesn’t fit these categories? East Gwillimbury welcomes a wide range of diverse businesses and Advantage EG can help you bring yours to our community. Contact Aimee Artinian, Economic Development Coordinator at the Town of East Gwillimbury via email at aartinian@eastgwillimbury.ca or by phone at (905) 478-4283 ext. 1216.