Ottawa, Canada

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE?

CANADA’S CAPITAL

IS RANKED THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

just some reasons to
LIVE IN OTTAWA

1. Great sights and better people.

Ottawa is in the midst of a giant outdoor playground featuring mountains, beaches, camping, skiing, golfing, and hundreds of freshwater lakes. Ottawa has the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, over 850 parks, 800kms of biking trails, and more than 430km of cross-country ski trails to enjoy!
Source: City of Ottawa

2. Tech and innovation live here.

With more than 1800 technology companies employing nearly 68,000 people, Ottawa’s key industries include Aerospace, Defence and Security, Clean Technologies, Communications Technologies, Digital Media, Life Sciences, and Software.
Source: Invest Ottawa Knowledge-based Industry Survey

3. An unsurpassed education system.

Canada has the second most educated workforce in the world, and Ottawa has the most educated workforce in Canada. With two main universities, two colleges and numerous technology institutes and professional schools, our student population is the size of a small city: 138,000 students and counting!
Sources: City of Ottawa, OECD, Carleton University, Ottawa University, Algonquin Colleged, La Cité

4. There’s never a dull moment.

With 180 annual festivals, fairs, and special events – animation, fireworks, live music, theatre, food and much, much more – we’ll keep you checking your calendar all year ’round for new stuff.
Source: Ottawa Festivals

5. High wages, diverse economy, and low cost of living.

To top off what sounds like the best place to live, Ottawa remains the least expensive Canadian city according to the latest Cost of Living Survey from Mercer Human Resource Consulting, the global leader for HR and related financial advice.
Source: Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2016

HOME TO ONE OF THE TOP 5
WHITE WATER RAFTING SPOTS IN THE WORLD

50,000+
registered youth soccer players in Ottawa and surrounding area

247
community skating rinks

7
sailing yacht clubs

7.8 KILOMETER LONG
OUTDOOR SKATING RINK

14 NATIONAL MUSEUMS

32 ART GALLERIES

RANKED THE MOST
BUSINESS FRIENDLY
MID-SIZED CITY

#2
for economic potential

#3
overall

#1
THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF
SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
IN CANADA

#2
OF 316 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES
FOR HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF
SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

240+ Companies, 5,300+ Employees

LIFE SCIENCES
100+ Companies, 3,900+ Employees,
$156M IN FUNDING ANNUALLY FOR RESEARCH IN OTTAWA'S 10 HOSPITALS

SOFTWARE

560+ COMPANIES
22,000+ EMPLOYEES

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

250+ COMPANIES, 21,000+ EMPLOYEES 90% OF CANADA’S INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IS CONDUCTED IN OTTAWA

DIGITAL MEDIA
170+ COMPANIES, 1,600+ EMPLOYEES
FUEL YOUTH DEVELOPS DC COMICS’ KIDS WEB EXPERIENCE

DEFENCE, SECURITY & AEROSPACE

190+ COMPANIES
10,000+ EMPLOYEES

OUR 4 MAJOR POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS MAKE UP A STUDENT POPULATION THE SIZE OF A SMALL CITY (138,000 AND COUNTING) AND 1 IN 5 ARE STEM FOCUSED

 

Boasts the most stable employment rate IN CANADA

Home to over
1700
TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
with over
68000
EMPLOYEES

Source: Invest Ottawa survey

HUNDREDS OF OTTAWA TECH JOBS
AVAILABLE NOW!

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