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Living in Ottawa

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.

Home to the Nation’s business, the House of Commons, the Senate as well as the Supreme  Court of Canda and Government House, Ottawa is also a thriving international technology and business centre and world class tourism and convention destination. Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with  many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture.

It is home to a large number of embassies and is a recognized centre for both academics and professional training. It is home to the University of Ottawa and Carleton University as well as the world famous Cordon Bleu school of Cooking and Algonquin College, to name a few. The city offers an open and welcoming environment to cultures from around the globe and provides service in both official languages. The city’s cultural diversity has established a commuity that residents can enjoy an enviable quality of life that is recognized around the world.

Quick Facts

The City of Ottawa is home to the Unesco World Heritage site, The Rideau canal and the longest outdoor skating rink in the world.

A population of over 1.2 million makes the National Capital Region the fourth-largest urban area in Canada

Ottawa is home to such high tech giants as Alcatel,  Cognos, Tundra, Cisco, and MDS Nordion

Our technology companies are complemented by MBNA Canada, ING Direct, Clarica and MD Management

Ottawa is also the home of government organizations such as the Government of Canada, Parliament, the Senate, and the Supreme Court of Canada

More than 1,500 advanced technology companies employ more than 65,000 people

With the highest-educated workforce in Canada, Ottawa has more engineers, scientists and PhDs per capita than any other city in the country

With 90 per cent of Canada’s industrial telecommunications research and development conducted here, Ottawa is one of the world’s top five sites for R&D

Canada’s Capital region welcomes over 7 million visitors per year, who spend over $1.3 billion

The Capital’s tourism and convention industry generates more than $2 billion in economic activity

Ottawa was ranked sixth in the world for quality of life by the Corporate Resources Group, a Swiss-based management firm

Languages spoken include English (50%), French (32%) and a host of other languages including significant capabilities in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic

Ottawa’s rich array of services and natural treasures allow the citizens of this community to enjoy unparalleled health, comfort and economic security. In return, the people of Ottawa share a profound pride in, and affection for, their Capital — it’s history and accomplishments, and the magnificent potential. A bilingual place to live and grow, Ottawa is ranked among the world’s most desirable cities to call home.

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