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Practicing & Living in Waterloo Region

The Board of Trustees and members of the Waterloo Region Law Association invite New Lawyers and Articling students to consider Waterloo Region as their premier choice to live, practice and thrive.

Waterloo Region, located minutes from the 401 and only one hour west of Toronto, is a vital and prosperous community consisting of the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. The area is accessible by frequent Greyhound and VIA rail service and is home to The Region of Waterloo International Airport. Toronto’s Pearson is a short 45 minute drive.

Reported as one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, the Region of Waterloo boasts a combined population exceeding 525,000 with further rapid growth expected to reach over 700,000 by 2031. This statistic, combined with the fact that the median age of residents here is one of the lowest in the country, means employment opportunities, schools, construction and housing in a fast growing economy. Our unique balance of urban lifestyles and rural living make us an affordable and desirable place to call home.

The Region of Waterloo has been ranked as one of the most competitive business areas in the KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study of International Business Costs and has been ranked as one of Canada’s top 35 municipalities to invest in by Invest in Canada. This internationally recognized economic base provides local residents all the perks of big city life with the more relaxed pace and familiarity of a smaller community.

Whether starting out your legal career and seeking an articling position or looking to re-locate to a vibrant, friendly community with affordable housing and a balanced way of life, consider Waterloo Region, that truly does have something to offer everyone.