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Waterloo: Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2022

With a legacy of manufacturing innovation and reputation as the most dynamic tech ecosystem in Canada, Waterloo has become a global leader in robotics and automation. We are strategically located in the heart of Canada’s biggest manufacturing corridor with access to 187+ million consumers within a one-day drive. Waterloo has the talent pipeline and expertise needed to help robotics and automation...

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, robotics & automation

April Wrap-up: International attention for Waterloo post-secondary

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 2, 2022

As spring keeps rolling along in Waterloo, our post-secondary institutions are getting global attention for their incredible programming and ability to produce work-ready talent.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg in April, though, which includes news about Canada’s impressive tech workforce growth and an exciting new 5G autotech challenge.

Here are the top stories from April 2022:

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Topics: technology, talent, industry news

5 Charts: University of Waterloo vs. America's Top Tech Schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 21, 2022

The University of Waterloo is one of the top computer science schools in the world. It’s Canada’s most innovative university, according to our top business magazine. It ranks #1 in Canada for Engineering and Technology and is home to the world’s largest co-operative education program. Its graduates are recognized worldwide as some of the brightest, boldest and most employable talent.

It’s a great...

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Topics: talent, 5 charts, university of waterloo

Conestoga College trade school ranked top-3 in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 12, 2022

The demand for skilled tradespeople has sky-rocketed in the last decade. Over the last two years, it has become even more apparent that the work mechanics, carpenters, welders, electricians and others do is particularly important – it cannot be outsourced, automated or done remotely.

Therefore, if your business requires exceptionally skilled trades professionals to operate, you need to be located...

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, conestoga college

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