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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

Waterloo Region leaders form business and economic support team

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 27, 2020

Waterloo Region’s civic leaders, along with Waterloo EDC and other local partners, have created the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region (BESTWR) to help businesses of all types and sizes address COVID-19-related challenges.

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

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