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Canada and the UK strike post-Brexit deal

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 25, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim trade deal that will extend free trade between the two countries once the UK leaves the European Union. The deal was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, November 21. Negotiations for a permanent free trade agreement will continue in 2021.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Waterloo companies take top two spots on Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2020

For the second year in a row, Waterloo can claim the two fastest growing tech companies in Canada, according to a new ranking from Deloitte.

Intellijoint Surgical and ApplyBoard top the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which ranks companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation. In that timeframe, ApplyBoard has grown 12,597% with Intellijoint topping the list...

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Topics: technology, talent

Waterloo ranks #1 for tech talent quality in new CBRE report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2020

A new report ranks Waterloo fourth overall for tech talent and first in Canada for tech talent quality. The annual CBRE “Canada Scoring Tech Talent” report grades Canadian communities in eight categories, including talent availability, quality of labour and cost competitiveness.

Waterloo also ranked second in tech employment growth and real estate cost.

This tracks with CBRE’s earlier report...

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Topics: technology, talent

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. America's top emerging tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 17, 2020

Waterloo is at the top of a lot of rankings in Canada. For example, we’re home to Canada’s #1-ranked computer science, engineering and mathematics school, three fastest-growing tech companies and highest quality tech workforce. In the Canadian context, we shine.

This got us wondering – how do our Canadian tech credentials hold up against America’s top emerging tech markets?

To answer this, we...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

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