Where local ideas lead to global impact
Our city is also home to Canada’s highest valued tech company – Shopify. What started in Ottawa as an online snowboard store over a decade ago is now the go-to ecommerce solution for over 1,700,000
businesses in 175 countries.
Not to be overlooked, we have plenty more software successes who have been here since day one. Blackberry QNX, You.i TV, Martello Technologies and Kinaxis are homegrown trailblazers whose software you’ll find in everything from luxury SUVs to cable top boxes. Our city’s high quality of life, competitive business costs and top tech talent are just some of the reasons these innovative companies continue to call Ottawa home despite their global growth.
Why Ottawa is the best place for software leaders:
- We have the highest concentration of tech talent in North America at 11.6% (CBRE 2021)
- The NRC’s Data Analytics Centre has a team of 35+ machine learning experts working on algorithms to address the data analytics needs of industrial and scientific clients
- IBM officially introduced a Machine Learning Hub to Ottawa in Spring 2020 — one of six in the world — to support start-ups and scaling companies
- Sector ecosystem is supported by L-Spark, Canada’s only SaaS-based accelerator