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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: technology, startup, talent

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Remote work is just one part of the future of work and learning

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 10, 2020

This is the fourth edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including our Q&As with SkyWatch, OpenText, and a recruitment expert.

Work is changing and it isn’t just due to COVID-19.

Even before the pandemic, the norms that governed the workplace for 50+ years were beginning to break down. Expectations had...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, business, Q&A

How remote work will change recruitment and people management

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 26, 2020

This is the third edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including our Q&A with SkyWatch for lessons from a digital native company and OpenText to learn why they shut 50% of its offices to go remote. 

The very nature of how we work is shifting.

Remote work was possible a decade ago, but wasnt common. It...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, business, Q&A

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