Waterloo EDC Blog

Five steps for moving your H-1B workforce to Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 7, 2020

The H-1B visa is in turmoil right now.

A cornerstone of the American tech industry, changes in government policy have hindered the H-1B visa program in recent years as rejections increased and the process became more expensive and less certain. The Trump Administration has now moved to suspend the entry of foreign nationals on H-1B visas – as well as H-2B, L and J visas – with potential plans...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

June Wrap-Up: Big tech news accompanies COVID recovery

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2020

As businesses get the green-light to begin a phased approach to re-opening, it feels like the tide has shifted in this pandemic.

In June we’ve seen lots of movement in the artificial intelligence sector, funding for female entrepreneurs, the potential for a huge influx of tech talent and an increased focus on digitizing businesses. Canada aims to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.



Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

How should I evaluate an ecosystem?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 24, 2020

This is the fourth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Every community is different, which means that every community presents different options and opportunities for growing your business. Like purchasing a house in the right neighbourhood, expanding your business in the right community...


Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

Three business expansion priorities in a post-COVID world

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 22, 2020

COVID-19 won’t change everything.

For businesses looking to expand, the basics are still important. Access to new and experienced talent, cost advantages, local business ecosystem, business support programs and resources, R&D capabilities, transportation linkages and access to a global market will remain central parts of every expansion decision.

However, the vulnerabilities that COVID-19...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

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