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Trade Agreements 101: Accessing the world from Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 26, 2022

Trade agreements provide a significant advantage to businesses looking to expand their reach and profits.

Canada is #1 in trade connections to G7 countries. That means we have a stronger trade network than Japan, the United States and the entire European Union. It’s no surprise that businesses located in Canada have a competitive trade advantage in virtually every sector.

In total, Canada...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Erin D’Alessandro on local business expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2022

Local business expansion is a big part of Waterloo EDC’s mandate. In fact, in 2021, more than half of the investment value we helped bring to the community was from growth in companies that are already operating here. That’s $218 million in new investment.

How do we help local companies expand? What can we do for you? What supports aren’t local companies using?

We asked Erin D’Alessandro,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Conestoga College trade school ranked top-3 in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 12, 2022

The demand for skilled tradespeople has sky-rocketed in the last decade. Over the last two years, it has become even more apparent that the work mechanics, carpenters, welders, electricians and others do is particularly important – it cannot be outsourced, automated or done remotely.

Therefore, if your business requires exceptionally skilled trades professionals to operate, you need to be located...

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Topics: tech, talent, business, site selection, Growth

UWaterloo in global top-25 for computer science

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 11, 2022

The University of Waterloo has collected another accolade.

The latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings has recognized the University of Waterloo – once again – as one of the world’s top science, technology, engineering and mathematics universities.

The university was ranked 25th in the world for computer science. This ranking puts it ahead of well-known American...

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Topics: tech, talent, business, site selection, Growth

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