Toronto is Canada's largest city, the capital of the province of Ontario, and the hearth of the Greater Toronto Area (commonly referred to as the GTA). The city is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, Toronto is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Additional 3 million people live in the regions surrounding Toronto, which comprise the Greater Toronto Area. The city is also often seen as Canada's economic capital, as the majority of country's corporations, including Canada's top 5 banks have their headquarters in Toronto. The City of Toronto.s economy comprises 11% of Canada.s GDP. Toronto is also the third largest banking centre in North America, and a major financial centre on the world stage. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the world's seventh largest. Toronto is also one of the world's most diverse cities, as more than half of its residents were born outside of Canada. Toronto consists of the districts of Downtown (Old Toronto), East York, Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough. GTA Jobs, dominated by Jobs in Toronto, account for a significant portion of of Canada's Jobs. Suburban GTA Jobs, however have traditionally been strongly influenced by the car manufacturing industry, and have been affected significantly by the crisis in the industry in 2008 and 2009. Jobs in Toronto, on the other hand, are less dependent on manufacturing industries, and are strongly concentrated in the service industries - including banks, high-tech companies, etc. There are many business analyst jobs in Toronto, as well as IT jobs, manufacturing jobs, assembly jobs, and engineering jobs, and project management jobs, to just name a few. Growing segments include the healthcare jobs and social services jobs. The government of Ontario is trying to attract new investments from the emerging green industries, which are expected to create thousands of green jobs. Although jobs in Toronto are spread across the city, there is a fairly large concentration in downtown Toronto (the financial district) which is home of Canada's top five banks. There are about 1.4 million jobs in Toronto. Much of Toronto's labour force is well educated, with 58% having a post-secondary degree. There are about 76,000 employers in Toronto.
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