It turns out 2019 was a decent year for employment in the 6ix, and the city's tech sector enjoyed a particular boom. The city's year-end survey found almost 47,000 jobs in Toronto were added over the last 12 months. Of those, around 10,000 were in tech.\nThe 2019 employment survey was released by the City of Toronto on Monday, January 20.\nAccording to its findings, TO saw significant employment growth of 3.1% in 2019, which resulted in approximately 46,920 more jobs.\nIt was in the tech field that the most strides seem to have been made, though.\nThere was an employment increase of 16.6% since 2018, which translates to 60,408 jobs added over the last year or so.\nSince 2014, in fact, Toronto's tech sector has actually enjoyed a massive 84.6% boom over five years.\nPer the survey, there's also been a growth in tech businesses. 2019 saw 1,729 registered employers in the field, an increase of 15.5% in 12 months.\n"We have now reached a total of more than 1.5 million jobs in Toronto - more than a million of which are full-time jobs," reads a tweet by the city's Mayor John Tory.\n"I remain focused on ensuring we continue to grow more businesses here – across all sectors – and that we create jobs by attracting more businesses to Toronto."\nView this post on Instagram As one of the most popular sports apps in North America and a true made-in-Toronto success story, I’m proud to join @thescore this morning to share the results of the 2019 Toronto Employment Survey. Toronto is booming. As the fastest-growing city in North America, we know that people from around the world want to work and live here. I’m proud to say that our latest employment survey provides further proof of this success. The 2019 Toronto Employment Survey that goes to the planning and housing committee this week points to strong economic performance over the past year, with total employment in toronto growing by 3.1% over 2018 – that's an increase of 46,920 jobs. We have now reached a total of more than 1.5 million jobs in Toronto – more than a million of which are full-time jobs. I remain focused on ensuring we continue to grow more businesses here – across all sectors – and that we create jobs by attracting more businesses to Toronto. This employment survey also highlights the success of Toronto’s thriving tech sector - with the total number of tech businesses almost doubling over the past five years. Total employment in our city's tech sector for 2019 was 60,408 jobs, an incredible 85% increase over five years. Taking a look at the broader results of the survey, it is clear that Toronto has a competitive, diverse and connected economy – an economy that is the economic engine of all of Canada – and I am committed to protecting that economy and protecting our city’s success. To protect that success, we have to invest in it. Our 2020 Budget does that, investing in transit and housing, while maintaining all 150 of the City services that we provide to our residents and businesses, with allowances in the budget for many of them to increase. A post shared by John Tory (@johntory) on Jan 20, 2020 at 9:37am PST\nMayor Tory spoke at Toronto-founded media outlet theScore on Monday to highlight the survey's findings.\nHe emphasized the importance of the technology sector and how, in the contemporary era, it is a key feature in the economy of the city.\n“It’s no secret that a key feature of Toronto’s economy in the 21st century has been the rise of our technology sector," said Tory.\n"The survey results reinforce this growth – with the total number of tech businesses almost doubling over the past five years and an incredible 85% increase in jobs in the tech sector over the same time period.”\n#CityofTO's Employment Survey for 2019 reports strong economic performance and job growth as well as a booming tech sector - see the news release for more details: https://t.co/w1cyDTKj24#TOnews pic.twitter.com/CMiO0Qwr0A— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) January 20, 2020\nWhile multiple factors will have affected the boost in tech-sector jobs, moves such as Shopify's opening of a second full-time office in Toronto will surely have provided some of the shift in momentum.\nWhen it comes to full-time jobs in Toronto overall, there was an increase of 31,930, a 2.8% growth since 2018.\nFor part-time jobs, meanwhile, 14,980 new opportunities popped up for a 4% rise.\nAccording to CP24, Toronto also added more than 15,000 jobs in the finance and insurance sector, more than 10,000 in health care and social assistance, and 9,140 in educational services.\nJobs continue to grow in the downtown core, too. By 37%, to be exact, according to the release.\n"This employment survey also highlights the success of Toronto’s thriving tech sector - with the total number of tech businesses almost doubling over the past five years," reads Tory's tweet.\n"Total employment in our tech sector for 2019 was 60,408 jobs, an incredible 85% increase over five years."\nSo, if you're looking to secure a full-time or part-time position with any of Toronto's top employers for 2019, tech sounds like a good bet right about now.\nFor example, Shopify currently lists a range of jobs that are or can be based in the city, from engineering and development to sales.