Come to Ottawa

Discover Canada In One City

Come to Ottawa
Discover Canada In One City

Darby MalloryAndrée PaigeAlison HunterWayne CuddingtonJessie-Lee WallaceKaren BrownriggSueling ChingTolga NizamNir Ben DavidAndrée José PaigeMelissa HowellAJ PaigeNicole MalloryTolga NizamKassondra WaltersPaul AkehurstLynn LaddSean CochraneAndrew FurinoEmmanuel ReyAndrée PaigeDarrell WellingtonAdam DewarEric Jones JonesSteve GeorgopoulosChris CopeDarby MalloryAndrew GarvenNaina KansalSean CochraneJennifer McMullanVincent CoutureC CharbonneauSean CochraneCindy VanBuskirkMichael CurranRay EverettSean Cochrane joined as an Ottawa Ambassador!

We LIVE in a Truly Canadian Community

Diversity, Inclusion and
Safety for All

Ottawa is among the highest ranked places in the world for quality of life, offering:

  • fresh air, clean water, affordable housing and safe communities (urban/rural)
  • bilingual (English/French) and multilingual expression
  • cultural differences in ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, religion, and ability/disability

Health, Well-being and
Care

From everyday healthcare to emergency response and advanced medical treatments, Ottawa is home to:

  • world-leading medical practitioners and researchers
  • cutting-edge technology
  • provincial medical coverage
  • public health programs and services
  • complementary care options

Education, Research and Learning

Discover the diversity of educational experiences for students of all ages. Ottawa attracts:

  • academic and thought leadership
  • globally ranked teaching excellence
  • interdisciplinary research
  • gifted international and domestic students
  • loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries

We WORK or INVEST Where Talent Thrives

Tech Hub for Talent

Among the most diverse tech hubs and highly concentrated talent pools in North America, Ottawa is recognized for:

  • global leadership in telecom technology
  • high-growth, high profile startups and scale-ups
  • homegrown multinational and publicly traded successes
  • about 10% of the city’s total employment is in tech (similar to San Francisco)
  • 1,750 knowledge-based businesses and 76,200 tech workers collectively

     

Economic Resilience

Growth, sustainability, global competitiveness, and an enviable quality of life in Ottawa are strengthened by:

  • talent attraction programs (e.g. for engineers and developers)
  • 100,000+ federal government jobs
  • large number of immigrant entrepreneurs, executives, and specialists
  • economic development programs, services, training and funding for entrepreneurs and businesses

Connected Business Community

Located between Toronto and Montréal, nearly 20 million people live within a 400 km radius of Ottawa, which offers:

  • hundreds of networking events and opportunities that give businesses a voice and raise their profiles
  • a shift toward gender balance and cultural diversity in leadership
  • close proximity and access to national, provincial and municipal governments
  • international trade and investment opportunities (129 embassies in Ottawa)

We love to PLAY in “Otta-WOW”

Nature at Your Doorstep

Outdoor enthusiasts love Ottawa for its stunning panoramic views and scenic spaces:

  • hundreds of kilometers of bike paths, walkways, playground and picnic areas, dog parks, and more
  • rugged woodlands, forests, hiking trails, and protected greenspace
  • three rivers, waterfalls, lakes, creeks, and ponds
  • the world’s longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal
  • skiing, skating, snow shoeing, winter hiking
  • summer boating, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, swimming


Arts, Culture, Festivals, Sports

Ottawa is a four-season destination for multi-sensory event experiences:

  • seven national museums
  • the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art
  • 100+ annual festivals (music, dance, cultural, film/stage, food/beverage)
  • arts and crafts marketplaces
  • professional and collegiate sports teams (hockey, football, baseball, soccer, basketball, curling, Ultimate Frisbee)
  • hundreds of sports and recreation options for all ages and abilities



Unforgettable Tastes

Prepare for a customer-centric service experience that is genuinely warm and friendly:

  • delicious local flavours and freshness—from maple bacon and gourmet poutine to beavertails and gelato
  • ethnic, international and fusion cuisine
  • award-winning chefs and restaurants
  • farmer’s markets with pastured meat and eggs, fresh local produce, baked goods, and artisanal foods
  • dozens of local and regional microbreweries, cideries, wineries and spirits
  • food sampling, wine tasting and tours



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