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Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region

Tech Central

Kitchener, Cambridge and the city of Waterloo make up Canada’s “Technology Triangle,” and the region’s prowess in this field was no accident. It was a future planned by the University of Waterloo that opened in 1957 as a school specifically for math and science. Companies to come out of Waterloo region include Instacart, Wish and, of course, BlackBerry. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Waterloo Region by the Numbers


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In the Middle of Everything

To and from Waterloo Region

Located just east of Toronto, the Waterloo proves easily accessible. Once here, a drive northwest two hours will bring you and your delegates to “Ontario’s west coast” in Huron County, while northeast two hours puts you and your delegates on the peaks of the Blue Mountains. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

In Waterloo Region

Finding professional inspiration is easy in Waterloo Region. The city is full of start-ups, accelerators, entrepreneurs and future leaders of business. To better understand the cultures in the region, book a program at the Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre to learn the history of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Attawandaron Indigenous peoples who have inhabited and been stewards of this area for millennia.

Weather in Waterloo Region

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0°C to 11°C

32°F to 52°F

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13°C to 25°C

55°F to 77°F

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4°C to 13°C

39°F to 55°F

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-9°C to -1°C

16°F to 30°F



Digital industries are the most well-known areas of business in the Waterloo region. The sector employs roughly 11,000 people and now includes Google’s largest North American R&D facility. But the region’s advanced manufacturing industry is close to five times the size, employs 18.6 per cent of the region’s labour force and has quietly become the fourth largest manufacturing hub in Canada, thanks in part to its proximity to Highway 401. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

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