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News round-up: Six business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

Here are six great business and investment stories:


Topics: technology, industry news, immigration

New OECD report lauds Canada’s immigration policies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 14, 2019

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) touts Canada’s economic immigration system as one of the most successful in the world and a benchmark for other countries.


Topics: ecosystem, immigration

Waterloo tech companies have “huge advantage” recruiting global talent

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 8, 2019

A two-year pilot program called Global Talent Stream helps fast-growing Canada-based tech companies hire people from other countries quickly and easily – a permanent resident visa and work permit can be approved in as little as two weeks.


Topics: technology, talent, immigration

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