Ottawa: A Global Tech Hub

Ottawa is a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play.

Invested in Our New Reality Podcast Shines a Spotlight on Ottawa’s Global Appeal

Listen to one-on-one conversations with global senior leaders around the globe investing in Canada’s capital.

TSMC: Doubling down on Ottawa

The world’s largest dedicated IC foundry has been in Ottawa for more than a decade and it’s eager to expand its operations.

Why Ottawa?

For decades, Ottawa has been a global leader in telecommunications technology. Today, Canada’s capital is one of the hottest and most diverse tech hubs in North America.

Welcome to the National Capital Region

  • Highest concentration of tech talent concentration in North America (CBRE 2021)
  • Top 3 cities in Canada for quality of life and one of the best communities in Canada (Mercer, 2020)
  • Responsible for 90% of Canada’s industrial telecommunications R&D
  • The least expensive Canadian city in which to live and work (Mercer, 2020)
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News & Updates

The latest news and updates from our global expansion team and Ottawa companies across the sectors we serve.

Tech Hub Showdown: Ottawa vs. Austin

Welcome to Part 1 of our Tech Hub Showdown series that compares Ottawa, Ontario, with American tech hotspots Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Silicon Valley, California (Bay Area); and Washington, District of Columbia. Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is an innovative, diverse, future-ready city and a great place to live, learn, and work. In this post, […]

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Invested in Our New Reality Podcast Shines a Spotlight on Ottawa’s Global Appeal

Season 7 of Invest Ottawa’s popular podcast, Invested In Our New Reality hosted by Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh, has gone global! This season features one-on-one conversations with senior leaders from global companies who are investing in Ottawa and those who are helping them succeed in Canada’s capital.  Listen to all eight episodes below or read each episode’s companion […]

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Catalyst: The source for open-source consulting

Canada is Catalyst’s fourth home — the open-source consulting company was founded in New Zealand, then added operations in Australia and later the U.K. and in 2020, it established a presence in Ottawa.   The company was launched 22 years ago by a group of individuals whose mission was to make open-source software the choice of […]

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Ottawa is a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play. The following tools highlight data and information on Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life so that you can make informed decisions about investing and growing in Ottawa.

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