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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

What kind of government dynamics should I expect?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 24, 2020

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

Each location you consider for an expansion may have substantially different government dynamics. Why does this matter? The ways that governments divide responsibilities affects the process you need to follow to get a business license,...

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Topics: ecosystem, immigration

Waterloo highlighted in Site Selection Magazine’s Canadian rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2020

Once again, Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of the best Canadian locations lists Ontario as the top province for FDI and highlights Waterloo as the number one up-and-coming market.

Why did Ontario top the list of provinces?

Home to the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, Ontario has a skilled workforce and “climate of innovation” that contribute to a rapidly advancing technology sector.

Ontario’s...

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Topics: technology, talent, immigration

Odyssey Interactive puts Canada's two-week visa program to the test

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 10, 2020

Good things can happen quickly.

Just a few weeks ago, gaming startup Odyssey Interactive announced plans to open a brand-new studio in Waterloo. What we didn’t report was that the company came together at record speed.

In February, the company’s initial founder – Richard Henkel – moved to Canada. In March, he had calls with venture capitalists who might consider investing in his team’s vision...

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Topics: talent, expansion stories, immigration

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