Waterloo EDC Blog

Four questions companies using the H-1B visa program need to ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 6, 2020

It’s no secret that tech companies are having a harder time than ever attracting highly skilled talent. Global talent shortages have made recruitment a high-stakes competition that could mean the difference between success and failure, especially for scaling companies.

COVID-19 just exacerbates the problem.

In the United States, the H-1B visa program provides the best path for tech companies...


Topics: technology, talent

ApplyBoard secures $100M raise and 'unicorn' valuation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2020

We could all use some good news. Lucky for us, ApplyBoard has some.

ApplyBoard, the online platform that transforms how students access international education opportunities, has announced $100 million in Series C funding on a $2 billion valuation.


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

April Wrap-Up: The tide is starting to turn

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 4, 2020

If March was a scramble to react to an unprecedented crisis, then April was when we started to take the fight to COVID-19.

This month saw the largest peacetime mobilization of industrial capacity in Canada’s history, including a few huge pivots that make Waterloo a focal point in the manufacture of medical supplies. We also saw governments – federal and provincial – launch unprecedented...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

Waterloo Region doing its BEST to fight economic hit from COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is disrupting businesses and communities around the world.

To combat this disruption, leaders from Waterloo Region have joined forces to form the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region, also known as BESTWR. This team, which includes representatives from local Chambers of Commerce, Communitech, Business Improvement Areas (BIA), Tourism and top officials...


Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

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