The Canadian Landscape for Business Expansion and Relocation
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Naumaan Hameed - Partner, Canadian Immigration Practice Leader - KPMG Law LLP
Sean Smith - Market Development California - Waterloo EDC
David Wigg - Director of Software Engineering - Enlighted Inc
Companies are continuing to expand and relocate to Canada from abroad. Recent changes to U.S. immigration laws have only accelerated the number of companies considering market expansion. Canada's tax incentives, immigration policies, geographical proximity to the United States and strong ties to Europe make it an attractive destination for businesses at all stages of development.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring David Wigg, Enlighted's Director of Software Engineering, as he provides insight on the company's expansion into Waterloo, Canada, from their head office in California. Learn how Waterloo and the surrounding area supported the expansion with its existing infrastructure, lower operational costs and access to Canada's pool of high-tech talent.
Also hear from Naumaan Hameed, Canadian Immigration Practice Leader from KPMG, to take away information on current Canadian immigration policies during COVID-19.
Fiona Brown and Aaron Baer, partners from the Aird & Berlis Technology Group, will provide insight on other legal matters companies should plan for to ensure a smooth transition into Canada. A generous amount of time will be dedicated to answering questions submitted by our online audience.
There are many Canadian locations in which to establish a successful operation, including the Waterloo region. This area is home to leading tech companies, including Google, Square and Shopify, and the University of Waterloo, which is at the forefront of innovation, software engineering and artificial intelligence.
First-hand insight from Enlighted on their expansion into Canada
Opportunities for expanding and relocating into Canada
Current immigration matters for non-Canadians working within Canada
Other legal considerations including structuring and incorporating your business
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