Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

The finance, insurance and real estate sector is the second largest in Vaughan by real gross domestic product (GDP) contribution.

The sector’s strength is driven by the highly skilled local and regional labour pool, a central location in the GTA, and major city-building projects like Canada’s first smart hospital and a brand-new downtown: the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC).

We are home to 184 corporate and regional head offices and at least 37 of these employ 100 or more employees in their Vaughan locations.

Success Story

BMO Bank of Montreal

“We want to be where our customers are and have an opportunity to go above and beyond for them — we have an opportunity to do that here. There is so much development all around us and the [Vaughan Metropolitan Centre] will evolve quite dramatically over the next few years. We wanted to put a stake in the ground that says this is a growing market and we want to be on the ground floor of it as it grows. Vaughan is the perfect location for us.”

Julie Barker-Merz, Regional President of Greater Toronto Region, Personal Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal

Leading Companies

Head Offices

  • 407 International
  • Adidas Canada
  • GFL Environmental
  • Recipe Unlimited
  • SmartCentres
  • St. Joseph Communications
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Yum! Brands


  • Fundex Investments
  • Oriana Financial Group


  • FM Global
  • Primerica
  • Masters Insurance
  • RDA Insurance
  • WFG Securities Canada

Real Estate

  • Century 21 Heritage Group
  • Intercity Realty
  • Homelife Frontier Realty
  • Remax Premier
  • Sutton Group Admiral Realty

Sector Snapshot

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