Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo is Canada’s 3rd Fastest-Growing Community, Statistics Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 25, 2023

Statistics Canada has released its annual estimates for population growth and we’re happy to share that Waterloo – which includes the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge – has been ranked in the top three.

Last time we reported on population growth estimates, Waterloo was creeping up the charts at #6 with 9.9 per cent population growth from 2016 to 2021. And in previous single-year...


Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

$360M Canadian Quantum Strategy Launches in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 13, 2023

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the launch of Canada’s National Quantum Strategy. This $360 million research strategy will amplify Canada’s existing global leadership in quantum research and grow Canada’s quantum technologies, companies and talent.


Topics: quantum, technology, ecosystem

6 Reasons 2023 Could Be ‘Your Year’ to Expand Your Business in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 10, 2023

Waterloo is known for a lot of things: its bustling tech community, top post-secondary institutions and proximity to Canada’s largest city. With so much going for it, it’s no surprise that many of the world’s leading tech, manufacturing and automotive brands have decided to set up shop here.

We’re excited to see what 2023 has in store for Waterloo, but first, let’s look back at all the exciting...


Topics: technology, ecosystem, news wrap-up

5 Tech Hubs, Incubators and Accelerators in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 14, 2022

Startups, scale-ups, unicorns, global giants – you name it, Waterloo’s tech ecosystem has it. Our diverse ecosystem is constantly buzzing with new businesses working on the cutting edge.

Yes, we have a major Google office, as well as substantial SAP, Oracle NetSuite and McAfee offices. Yes, OpenText started here and so did BlackBerry. But what makes Waterloo’s tech ecosystem so vibrant is the...


Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

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