Waterloo EDC Blog

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 to...


Topics: talent, ecosystem, immigration

Four questions companies using the H-1B visa program need to ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 6, 2020

It’s no secret that tech companies are having a harder time than ever attracting highly skilled talent. Global talent shortages have made recruitment a high-stakes competition that could mean the difference between success and failure, especially for scaling companies.

COVID-19 just exacerbates the problem.

In the United States, the H-1B visa program provides the best path for tech companies...


Topics: technology, talent, immigration

What are the different types of business expansion?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 20, 2020

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

No two expansions are the same. It’s true. There’s an obvious reason: no two companies are the same. Companies have different products, different challenges and strengths, as well as different motivations for expanding to a new location.



Topics: immigration, strategic location

12 foreign expansion questions every business leader should ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 30, 2020

It isn’t every day that you take your business international.

While many business owners or founders have hard-earned experience with the core elements of building a successful business – hiring, finance, marketing, etc. – it’s hard to gain experience with expanding a business into a new country until you have to actually do it.

Where do you start? What questions should you ask? How should you...


Topics: immigration, strategic location, cost advantages

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