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Waterloo tech companies have “huge advantage” recruiting global talent

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 8, 2019

A two-year pilot program called Global Talent Stream helps fast-growing Canada-based tech companies hire people from other countries quickly and easily – a permanent resident visa and work permit can be approved in as little as two weeks.

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Topics: technology, talent

Waterloo EDC’s CEO predicts surprising economic growth in 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 2, 2019

Before kicking off the New Year, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) asked some of Waterloo’s leaders to make predictions for 2019. Tony LaMantia, Waterloo EDC’s President and CEO, said this about business investment in Ontario:

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Waterloo-trained talent front-and-centre on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 18, 2018

If ever the University of Waterloo needed confirmation that it is one of the world’s great innovation universities, Forbes just delivered. At least 11 alumni and former students earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Topics: technology, talent

New report calls Waterloo tech talent quality and cost “exceptional”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 17, 2018

In a recent report, CBRE has scored tech talent in 20 Canadian cities, including Waterloo. This report looks at labour market conditions, cost and quality of high-skilled tech workers, and cities were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to tech-talent workers and tech employers.

When it comes to the balance of labour cost and quality, Waterloo is in a league of its...

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Topics: technology, talent

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