Working in Vaughan
Vaughan’s young and growing population is an attractive feature for business investment. A diverse population with multi-linguistic capabilities, high educational attainment and skills training offers a competitive edge in business.Vaughan remains one of Canada?s fastest growing cities, adding more than 10,000 new residents each year with a projected population of 420,000 by 2031.
Businesses in Vaughan enjoy access to a regional labour force of 3.1 million workers.The City offers workers safe, family-oriented communities in which to live, work and play. Along with non-resident workers, residents are able to travel with ease to and around the City through a network of connected transit systems that includes the Toronto Transit System, GO Transit, York Region Transit and VIVA rapid transit.
Vaughan is recognized as a city with growing ethnic diversity, attracting young and well-educated people:
- 80% are under age 55; the median age is 35.9 years
- 30% have a university education compared with the provincial figure of 24%
- 53% speak languages other than English
- 20% of new residents in Vaughan are immigrants
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
The vision of a new downtown area will transform the cityscape and create a central focus for area businesses and city residents. The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is a planned downtown development with business offices, residences, entertainment and cultural facilities, and pedestrian shopping areas.
It will enhance the quality of life for residents and promote business prosperity. With approximately 179 hectares of development opportunities, it is the largest and most ambitious project in the City’s history.
To learn more about the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre downtown vision, visit Vaughan Metropolitan Centre