WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE?
IS RANKED THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY
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
registered youth soccer players in Ottawa and surrounding area
community skating rinks
sailing yacht clubs
7.8 KILOMETER LONG
OUTDOOR SKATING RINK
14 NATIONAL MUSEUMS
32 ART GALLERIES
RANKED THE MOST
for economic potential
THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF
SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
OF 316 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES
FOR HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF
SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
240+ Companies, 5,300+ Employees
$156M IN FUNDING ANNUALLY FOR RESEARCH IN OTTAWA'S 10 HOSPITALS
250+ COMPANIES, 21,000+ EMPLOYEES 90% OF CANADA’S INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IS CONDUCTED IN OTTAWA
FUEL YOUTH DEVELOPS DC COMICS’ KIDS WEB EXPERIENCE
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
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Source: Invest Ottawa survey