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FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 16, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Six Waterloo companies that enable the future of education

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 15, 2020

Businesses and workers all across North America are participating in a rigorous debate over the benefits and detriments of remote work and work from home. Heck, we’ve even launched a Q&A series that includes the perspectives of small businesses, global businesses and experienced recruiters in order to help the international business community make more informed decisions for themselves.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Communitech partnership lands $57 million to digitize businesses

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 11, 2020

A group of regional innovation partners, including Waterloo-based Communitech, have received $57 million in funding to help deliver Digital Main Street programming that helps businesses “futureproof” through the adoption of e-commerce solutions. The program aims to support 5,200 small and medium-sized businesses across Ontario and create more than 700 jobs for co-operative education students.

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Topics: technology, business

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