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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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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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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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Waterloo: An emerging leader in fintech

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 15, 2022

Home to emerging fintech startups and scale-ups, as well as industry giants like Sunlife, Manulife and TD Bank, Waterloo is on the cutting-edge of business and finance.

Our long-established presence in the business and financial services sector has made us a key player in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, while our technology ecosystem fuels opportunities in fintech.

Here is Waterloo’s fintech...

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