Under the auspices of better late than never, and after phone calls, emails, protestations and enquires, not the least of which may well have been a phone call from Andrew Wahl of Canadian Business Magazine, Google has reversed its policy, now allowing Canadian companies to become Google Adwords qualified and as such, a Google Adwords Qualified Company.
Becoming a Google Adwords Qualified Company requires:
Well, first of all, it requires being listed in the Google country participants which Canada is, here.
Or in other words, have a company, have the minimum knowledge requirements for Google Adwords (written test required) and have the willingness to put your money where your mouse is.
This is good news, not only for Canadian companies and Google but for the Canadian search landscape as well.
Of course, now, the race is on to become the first Canadian Google Adwords Qualified Company company.
'Scuse me while I go lace up my running shoes.
~ The (SEP) Guy