IBM Markham

IBM Markham

York University in Markham

In Fall 2019 we are pleased to be offering for the first time a series of courses to students from our School of Administrative Studies at IBM Canada’s headquarters at 3600 Steeles Avenue East in Markham, Ontario. IBM Canada offers students a high-profile and dynamic environment where they can learn among academic researchers, small and large business, entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers.

Located in the second-largest IT hub in Canada, you will have the opportunity to study among the best and brightest. York University and IBM share a long history of supporting innovation, research, and development. IBM Markham is also home to Innovation York and ventureLAB, a technology incubator that supports tech start-ups and the IBM Innovation Space, a hub that is home to more than 40 tech companies.

In addition to YSpace, our very successful community innovation hub that opened a year ago on Enterprise Blvd, this new initiative further expands our partnerships and presence in Markham and York Region, while we advance the plans for our campus in Markham City Centre.

Watch this page for further updates.


Students have the option of taking courses at York’s learning space at IBM Canada or at York's Toronto Keele Campus. For students choosing to take courses at IBM, registration for courses is the same as for any other York University course. See more details at the Undergraduate Enrolment and Registration Guide on how to enrol in classes.


York students studying at IBM Canada will be required to get an IBM-issued security pass to access the building. Once you have enroled in a course, IBM will be given your name, student number and YU card photograph. Please ensure you get your YU card if you don’t have one already. Additional details about the IBM Markham site, including further details regarding how to obtain your security badge, will be shared with enrolled students in an email prior to the start of classes.


York University encourages students to use transit and other alternatives to single occupant vehicles.  IBM Canada in Markham is serviced directly by both TTC and VIVA green rapid transit. Details about public transit to York facilities at IBM can be found at TTC Trip Planner.

Parking at IBM Canada is free. 

See detailed map of IBM Canada Markham (PDF).

Food Services

There is a cafeteria onsite at IBM Canada that students can access, including Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, Pizza Pizza and many more options. Just a short distance from IBM, you’ll find additional food choice options ranging from coffee shops to BBQ, India and Asian cuisine, as well as halal and vegan options. Take advantage of the extraordinary diversity of food choices Markham has to offer!


For general inquiries, please refer to Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies contact page.

Students looking for specific course or degree information may contact the School of Administrative Studies.