Talent & Workforce

Businesses in Vaughan have access to highly educated and robust talent.

In 2023, Vaughan was home to more than 350,000 residents – that number is expected to increase by 66 per cent to more than 576,000 by 2051.

Vaughan is home to a diverse population. The City’s residents are a mosaic of more than 217 ethnic or cultural origins and there are 113 unique languages spoken in Vaughan. The top five ethnic or cultural origins (excluding Canadian) in Vaughan are Italian, Chinese, Jewish, Russian, and Indian.

Ambitious federal immigration targets will sustain modest population growth, and Vaughan’s population is expected to follow this growth trend – climbing to nearly 365,000 people, and accounting for 27 per cent of the Region’s population by 2026.

The City of Vaughan’s residents are also highly educated, constituting a highly skilled local talent pool. Seventy-three per cent of Vaughan’s population over 25 years old has a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree – surpassing both the provincial (68 per cent) and national (67 per cent) average.

A connected city at the heart of the GTA. Vaughan talent has access to a number of transit options that increase mobility and access to wider services and employment throughout the City and region.

  • TTC Subway access
  • Viva York Region Transit
  • Yonge North Subway Extension (YSNE), targeted for completion between 2029-2030, two confirmed stations will be in Vaughan, with an additional proposed station in Vaughan
  • series highways (400, 427,407)
  • 15 minute drive to Pearson Airport
  • Maple and Rutherford GO stations

Within a one-hour drive, you’ll find:

  • a labour force of 3.9 million workers
  • the next generation of talent attending eight colleges and seven universities
  • 25 colleges and universities, collectively producing nearly 400,000 university- and over 200,000 college-enrolled students annually