Living in Ottawa

The best place to learn, work, live, and play.

Ottawa, Your Next Move

Ottawa has an unparalleled quality of living.

Enjoy a clean and safe city with world-class education, transportation, and a vibrant arts, sports, and entertainment scene. In Ottawa, you’ll find everything you need to create a fulfilling life for yourself and your family.

Why Choose Ottawa?

Affordable Cost of Living

While big cities in Canada have exorbitant costs of living, Ottawa is still one of Canada’s most affordable major centres. Combining this with the fact that Ottawa has the highest average wage among all Canadian cities, the city provides a metropolitan lifestyle without putting a strain on your wallet.

Diverse and Inclusive Community

Ottawa boasts a warm and diverse community that embraces people from all walks of life. It offers a world of cultures, customs, and ideas, making it a city where you can truly belong. From community and cultural events to supportive networks, you’ll find a strong sense of belonging and a community eager to connect, collaborate, and celebrate together.

Arts & Entertainment

Whether it is a sizzling summer, a colourful fall, or a snowy winter, Ottawa never runs out of activities. The city is home to 7 of Canada’s 9 national museums, over 150 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, and the world’s largest skating rink. The city also lives in festivals all year round, making Ottawa one of the top destinations for Tourists from all over the world.

Touch of Nature

Nature is part of Ottawa’s lifestyle. We have enthralling green spaces, scenic waterways, ample trails, parks, and bike paths right in the middle of the city. If you feel comfortable living in proximity to nature, Ottawa will enchant you with its lush natural beauty that appears differently in every season.

Accessible Healthcare

There are four major hospitals to support you in Canada’s Capital. This includes the Ottawa Hospital, one of the largest teaching and research hospitals in the country, which is creating a $2.5 billion hospital of the future. We are also home to the Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada’s largest cardiovascular research centre, and five of Canada’s top hospital research institutions. This top-quality healthcare is here to support you and your family.

World-class Education

It’s not a surprise that you’ll enjoy a top-notch education system in Canada’s smartest city. We have strong elementary, middle school, and K12 institutions all over the Ottawa region. Our region is also home to eight post-secondary institutions and 164,000+ students each year. Acquire world-class education, support, and an unforgettable student experience here.

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