Build your career in a community like no other
Canada’s leading tech ecosystem, Waterloo Region has a track record of future-forward ingenuity (ranging from the first search engine to the BlackBerry), and thousands of amazing new companies continue to invent the future in everything from robotics to AI and human-computer interaction.
We respect and encourage diversity, curiosity and collaboration; we make big bets on science, tech, creativity and innovation; and we do it together to create a better community, country and world.
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Tech of all sizes
Our tech community is a collection of locally-grown companies and brands from around the globe who have chosen to land here and be part of the action. From scrappy startups, to rapidly-growing scale-ups and large global brands, we’re home to tech of all sizes.
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Brands active in our community
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We pull together
In Waterloo Region, collaboration is the name of the game. It was the case in the early 1900s when the community would come together to build each others’ barns; it was the case in the early 2000s in the wake of the dot-com bubble; and it's the case today when faced with any sort of challenge.
The most recent example? Acting collectively through acts of love, compassion and giving, Waterloo Region is using its superpower to get through the time of COVID-19 together.
We’re working hard to be future-ready
If 2020 has told us anything, our world has to be ready for change. As a community, we band together to ensure Canada remains prosperous as our world evolves and changes.
Through collaboratives like the Future of Work & Learning coalition, the Future of Health and the Future of Retail, we bring people, companies, organizations and academia, together to help solve the problems of tomorrow, today.
We're a diversified economy
In addition to our tech companies, our ecosystem is enriched by strong industries from food and beverage to automotive and manufacturing.
We support each other
A huge variety of meetups, events and peer groups exist here, allowing people to come together, learn from each other and make some friends in the process. Whoever you are and whatever your schedule, you’re bound to find the right fit.
We're set to give you the skills for tomorrow
We’re home to three of the most-respected post-secondary institutions in Canada, complemented by specialized programming to help you keep up with our evolving workforce.
With hundreds of companies looking to fill technical and non-technical roles, Waterloo Region has the ingredients to fulfil any career journey.
Local stories of career progression and impact in Waterloo Region.
Bridgit reaps big gains amid COVID-19 crisis
When the COVID-19 virus settled in, Bridgit, the Waterloo Region maker of project management software for the construction industry, noticed its product was getting a lot more traction – try 72 per cent… (click here to read more)
2020-07-15 2:58 pm - Featured
Politics key to taming big tech: Tim Bray
“Good old-fashioned politics” is the avenue to achieve change and make big tech companies behave better, says Tim Bray, the former Amazon vice-president who resigned in May over the tech giant’s firing… (click here to read more)
2020-07-07 1:00 pm - Featured
$1-million Leaders Prize winner to be named Sept. 10
Fake news, prepare to be exposed. And if you’d like to put the day of reckoning in a calendar, Sept. 10 would be the relevant date. That’s the day the winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize will be announced,… (click here to read more)
2020-07-06 10:01 am - Featured