Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo tops CBRE list of North American emerging tech talent markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 16, 2020

A new report from CBRE identifies Waterloo as North America’s fastest-growing “opportunity market.” The report, 2020 Scoring Tech Talent, says that Waterloo has witnessed an incredible 51 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years, which puts the total tech workforce at 22,400 people.

Opportunity markets – also known as emerging markets – offer tech companies a unique chance to tap...


Topics: technology, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

Heating is high-tech at Viessmann Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 15, 2020

Few manufacturing and assembly companies can say they have thrived for over four decades in one community while being part of a century-old global and family-owned business. Viessmann Canada has not only done that, it is now transitioning the company’s products into a whole new and exciting digital era.

The company’s most recent iteration involves an expansion of its research and development...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

What are location advantages and how can they help my company?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 9, 2020

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

Expansion to a new location is unlikely to make sense unless the new location provides tangible advantages over your current location, or provides concrete solutions to challenges facing your current location. There are a wide variety...


Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

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

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