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About Ottawa

About Ottawa

Ottawa is a “Bright City”. It is one of the world’s safest and most beautiful communities in which to live, work, learn, play, and raise a family. The city prides itself on its quality of life. It is home to a wide range of age groups from families with children to adult professionals to university students and senior citizens. As a G8 capital city, Ottawa is Canada’s showcase city to the world. It is endowed with a number of national museums and performing arts institutions, as well as a rich local cultural and heritage fabric. The city is graced with a civic design that places high priority on green spaces, parklands and trails, making Ottawa a bright and beautiful landscape for all to enjoy.

The city’s academic foundations — from its strong public school system to universities, colleges and R&D centres of excellence — contribute to Ottawa having the highest educated workforce in Canada. A bright workforce is a key foundation for a smart city and business success.

Ottawa offers a wealth of choices in employment opportunities, from the federal government to the high technology and life sciences sectors, to professional services and the tourism and convention industry. Ottawa offers a bright future for all.

Learn more by visiting the “Live in Ottawa” pages of this website. To learn more about the many kinds of businesses in Ottawa, visit the “Do business in Ottawa”.