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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: ecosystem, cost advantages

Comparison: Business Taxes in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 7, 2022

When expanding your business to a new location there are many considerations.

Talent is usually the first consideration, regardless as to whether the company operates in manufacturing or technology. The reality is that the potential for success is zero without great workers. After that, we often hear about ecosystem strength, supply chain and logistics, as well as overall cost.

In that big...

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Topics: cost advantages

What is SR&ED?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 24, 2022

It pays to do research in Canada.

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) is a tax incentive program offered by the Canadian government that encourages companies to conduct scientific and technological research. With SR&ED, your company can reap the rewards of research or developing new products in Canada.

Tax incentive programs like SR&ED can often be complicated, confusing...

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Topics: R&D, strategic location, cost advantages

What does the tax code look like in potential new locations?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 6, 2020

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

Like government dynamics, tax codes differ in every potential location depending on a variety of factors including the number of layers of government, constitutional responsibilities and national/regional initiatives. The tax rate also...

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Topics: immigration, strategic location, cost advantages

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