Toronto's business and professional services cluster is growing at an annual rate of 6%. The sector is among the largest in North America, and is growing faster than New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington.
Over 24,000 business and professional service firms, employing 316,000 people, create the vital business infrastructure that attracts corporate headquarters and global professional firms. Thanks to a highly educated workforce, strong international connections and low operating costs, Toronto businesses have the top-notch support network that is essential to success.
Toronto is home to nine of Canada's ten largest law practices, nine of the top ten accounting firms, seven of the ten largest advertising and communications agencies, and all ten of the top human resources firms.
Toronto designers are recognized leaders in architecture, interior design, product, and graphic communication design.
Toronto ranks 1st in overall call centre investment among North American cities, and this investment increases by 30% annually. Approximately 2,900 call centres in Toronto employ over 11,000 service staff.
Employment in the Business Services sector by occupation.
Employment in the Business Services sector by sub-sector.
List of the top 6 accounting firms in the Toronto region