Toronto is the largest contributor to the Canadian economy and the Greater Toronto area is the financial capital of Canada. Banks that are located in Toronto include Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto Dominion Bank as well as American Express, Sun Life Assurance, Zurich and Canada Life. Toronto Stock Exchange is the third largest stock exchange in North America and is ranked ninth in the world. Other industries in Toronto include design, fashion and apparel, green energy and technology. Technology start-ups are becoming increasingly important in the Toronto economy with businesses including the Shopify cloud, FreshBooks cloud accounting and 500px – an online platform for buying and selling photography.

Previous Toronto Global Graduates met employees at Toronto Transit, Ontario Provincial Government, Indigo and Siemens Financial Services Limited.