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Waterloo is known for having the second highest density of startups in the world, along with the headquarters of Canada’s largest tech companies and development offices for some of the world’s leading brands. But, it is also home to major employers in the insurance, advanced manufacturing and education sectors among others. So, whether you’re looking to work for an established company, or for the next big thing, there are choices to suit every stage of your career.
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Our entrepreneurial spirit has garnered us a place among the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. We’re the birthplace of Christie Digital, OpenText, BlackBerry, Vidyard, Thalmic Labs and many more. It’s why companies like Google and Shopify set up shop here. There’s support and access to world-class institutions. You don’t have to go west to work on something that makes an impact. We’re changing the world right here in Waterloo.
With a constant stream of new ideas coming out of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College, Waterloo averages more than one new startup founded every day. Combined with an ecosystem of support from organizations like Communitech, the Accelerator Centre and the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program – there is no better place in the world to begin your startup career.
The next generation of global leaders are being built in Waterloo Region. From software to hardware to cyber security, companies like Kik, Axonify, Vidyard, eSentire, Clearpath Robotics and Magnet Forensics are part of a group transforming Waterloo’s tech sector. Growth companies have raised more than $700M and added more than one thousand new jobs in the last two years, perfect if you’re looking for a company to match your ambition.
Waterloo Region is headquarters for seven of Canada’s largest technology companies: BlackBerry, Christie Digital, Descartes, D2L, OpenText,Teledyne Dalsa and Sandvine. Canadian champions such as Shopify and multinationals like Google also have engineering offices in the region, alongside corporations like GM, Thomson Reuters and TD Bank who have established innovation labs at Communitech.