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.