The cities of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo form the region of Waterloo in Canada and are also known as the ‘Tri-cities’. The area has seen big changes since the 16th century, which has led to the merging of the different cities as well as townships in order to make up the greater Waterloo area. The area is described as one of the fastest growing in Canada, with the population expected to rise significantly over the next 20 years. The area also has a diverse community, and expats living in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo will find plenty on offer in terms of work and housing, as well as many cultural sites and activities. Among the most popular attractions in the area are the Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower and the Woodside National Park. The area is furthermore home to a number of festivals each year and plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities.
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Expats moving to Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo will find that the cities are safe to live in as well as very welcoming. There are excellent educational facilities for those moving with families and plenty of things to see and do. The cities are well connected to each other via the 401 Highway as well as being easily accessible to the rest of Ontario, such as London, Windsor and more, as well as being only a three hour drive away from the United States. Within the cities themselves there are excellent transport links including buses. Cycling is also a popular way of getting around the area. Expatriates wishing to move to Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo will benefit from joining InterNations, which can put them in touch with expats from over 190 nationalities who may be able to help with information about the cities as well as more general information about being an expat in Canada. And InterNations is of course not only about getting information; expats in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo can use the platform to socialize as well as network with fellow expatriates living in their area, in Canada, or across the world.
The Region of Waterloo has seen a great deal of development in recent years, meaning that expats working in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo will be able to find work in a number of areas including finance and manufacturing with many well-known businesses having bases in the area, such as for example Blackberry, Sun Life Financial, Toyota Canada as well as localized employers such as the University of Waterloo. The cost of living in this area makes it more affordable for expatriates working in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo to live there than compared to other areas of Ontario, making it much more attractive in terms of wages and house prices. For the most useful information and advice about living and working in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, expats should consider joining InterNations. Our site is designed to put expats in touch with other expatriates in order to socialize, network and support each other. Any expatriate in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo can use InterNations to find fellow members who can provide them with great, real advice on living in the area as well as help with vital information about settling in, finding places to live and so on.