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dia 27/09/2011 - 14h às 17h30 - Talentos 2.0 - Karen Gallant

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dia 27/09/2011 - 14h às 17h30 - Talentos 2.0 - Karen Gallant

  1. 1. 10 Reasons to Get a Life in Waterloo Region<br />
  2. 2. A primer on Waterloo Region: “The Facts”<br /><ul><li>Comprised of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding municipalities
  3. 3. ½ million people
  4. 4. Unemployment rate of 5.5%(StatsCan2006)
  5. 5. $21.5 billion GDP (StatsCan2006)
  6. 6. $18 billion revenue tech sector </li></li></ul><li>Tech firms by city in Waterloo Region/Guelph<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>ICT Employment Growth has been fantastic!
  8. 8. Waterloo Region/Guelph trounces other</li></ul> areas<br />
  9. 9. 10 different categories of tech<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Now....<br />the top 10 reasons for you to <br />Get a Life in Waterloo Region<br />
  12. 12. #10. We live outside<br /><ul><li>More than 3,000 acres of parks
  13. 13. Six conservation areas
  14. 14. 22 golf courses
  15. 15. The Grand River, the world’s Best Managed Waterway (2001)
  16. 16. St. Jacob’s Country-farmers’ markets, outlet shopping centres and more</li></li></ul><li>#9. You *can* get there from here<br /><ul><li>A local international airport (flights to Ottawa daily), served by Northwest Airlines
  17. 17. About 50 minutes to Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International (traffic pending)
  18. 18. About one hour’s drive to downtown Toronto (traffic pending)</li></li></ul><li>#8. Loft, urban and country living<br /><ul><li>Trendy lofts, revitalized warehouse districts
  19. 19. Three urban core locations (Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo)
  20. 20. Suburban neighbourhoods
  21. 21. Rural settings (complete with a thriving Mennonite community)
  22. 22. 80% of residents live within a 30 minute drive to work - !</li></li></ul><li>#7. A high tech haven<br /><ul><li>Over 700 tech companies in Waterloo Region
  23. 23. You might recognize a few of them:</li></li></ul><li>And a few more...<br />
  24. 24. #6.World’s Top Intelligent Community<br /><ul><li>Waterloo Region is proud to be named ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ by New York’s Intelligent Communities Forum ( </li></li></ul><li>#5.Benefits of affordability<br /><ul><li>Inexpensive housing
  25. 25. Comparative salaries and wages to Ottawa, Toronto
  26. 26. Highly competitive cost of living</li></li></ul><li>#4. Access to world class education<br />“There are many years when Waterloo has the most people (at MicroSoft) of any university in the world … Waterloo has always been in the top five every year” Bill Gates<br /><ul><li>50,000 students annually
  27. 27. University of Waterloo the “MIT” of Canada
  28. 28. Largest & oldest cooperative education program in the world
  29. 29. Conestoga College ranked best in Ontario</li></li></ul><li>#3. Opportunity for you and your family<br /><ul><li>Opportunities for your partner: in tech, or in insurance, not-for-profits, education or service businesses
  30. 30. Over 30 minor sports organizations in Waterloo Region, as well as music, arts, drama...whatever your interests, Waterloo Region has something for you!</li></li></ul><li>#2. Cultural festivals to creative spaces<br /><ul><li>Waterloo Region is home to more than 60 arts, culture and heritage festivals, galleries, a world-class symphony, poets, painters, sculptors and painters.
  31. 31. Perimeter Institute hosts speaker series in their world-class facility</li></li></ul><li>#1. Cool Jobs. Hot Technology. Top Companies.<br />What more could you ask for?<br />
  32. 32. Find out more….<br />Visit (check out many of the opportunities or create a profile)<br />or<br />Contact Karen Gallant at<br />Or <br />Bill Elliot at<br />