There are many adjectives used to describe the Waterloo Region's labour force. The one constant is talent. Attesting to this significant competitive advantage are world-leading companies - from BlackBerry, to Microsoft, to Google, to Toyota - who tap into this resource with direct hires, as well as by leveraging considerable R&D capability in the Region. Outstanding post-secondary educational options supplies the constant regeneration of the talent feedstock, and the spin-off of new companies leveraging intellectual property generated in the Region's academic institutions.
The University of Waterloo consistently leads Canadian University Reputational Rankings, is Canada's most innovative university, and has a world-renowned Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning has been Ontario's top-ranked College nine of the last 10 years.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a hub for excellence in business, economics, music, and graduate studies.