Waterloo EDC Blog

Automation giant Beckhoff moves Canadian HQ to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2021

One of the world’s largest automation companies has relocated its Canadian headquarters to Waterloo Region. Beckhoff Automation Canada has moved into an 11,000 square-foot office in Cambridge, Ontario, that will help increase warehousing and customer support capabilities.

The new location offers optimal space for customer training, seminars, sales activities and technical support. The facility...


Topics: technology, site selection

Report: Canada is the world’s #1 destination for global talent

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 17, 2021

Canada is now the top destination for global talent according to one of the world’s most prestigious management consulting firms. A new report from Boston Consulting Group has placed Canada above the United States as the first-choice location for foreign workers in 2020.

The report is based on more than 200,000 survey responses from 197 countries.

While Canada’s new place at the top of the...


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Mapped: North America’s top advanced manufacturing clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 10, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. Stay tuned for entries on technology, business services, finance and insurance, food and beverage, creative industries and life sciences.

Are you looking to reshore your manufacturing capacity or move your international manufactured products to markets and supply chains in North America? It’s...


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UWaterloo ranked top-40 globally for engineering and technology

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 8, 2021

We know that the University of Waterloo is a special place. It seems that the premier global ranking for universities agrees.

The latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings has recognized the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) as one of the world’s top engineering, technology and science universities. That includes a top-40 rank in Engineering & Technology, a...


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