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For Students

  • Study closer to home, with easy access to transit.
  • Enjoy a small-campus setting, while at the same time having access to the comprehensive teaching and research strengths of York University.
  • State-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the vibrant and growing City of Markham community.
  • Unique flexible and hands-on learning, with job-ready academic programming and research opportunities.
  • Innovative academic programming focused on digital technologies, entrepreneurship, new media and communications – core skills needed to contribute to the future economic success and community development of Markham, York Region, and across Ontario.
  • Relevant workplace-based learning placements and local job prospects upon graduation.

York Region and the City of Markham

York University’s long-term presence in York Region will:

  • Be a significant catalyst for investment in Markham and York Region, attracting new residents and businesses, and contributing to building resilient and sustainable
  • Provide major collaborative opportunities for the private sector and not-for-profit partners
  • Provide a skilled talent pool for employers and new start ups in all sectors to encourage continued economic growth in the region
  • Offer professional development for mid-career employees seeking to retool and upgrade their skills
  • Generate new knowledge and research applications to fuel future innovation

The Markham Campus is expected to generate over $350 million in immediate economic spinoffs, including:

  • Over 2,000 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) job years during building construction

Once open York's Markham Campus will contribute significantly to the economic growth of the region and province by:

  • Contributing $54 million annually to the Province’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Creating 315 new employment opportunities
  • Creating new business opportunities for the private sector and not-for-profit partners