Why Ottawa?

Because Canada's Capital City is a thriving global tech hub anchored by multinational giants and homegrown successes with top talent.

A place where innovation thrives!

As the capital city of Canada, Ottawa is a center of innovation and globally recognized as innovative, future-ready, and the best place to work and live. With access to a diverse and highly educated pool of tech talent, world-class R&D capabilities, low business costs and an exceptional quality of life, Ottawa is easily one of the most attractive global tech hubs.

As a G7 capital, our city also provides industry leaders access to renowned government labs, federal government leaders, and global contacts at over 130 foreign missions.

We are also a centre of expertise in disruptive technologies. From smart mobility innovations to cybersecurity and 5G, our city’s ingenuity is pushing the boundaries of technology every day.

Want to learn more? Contact our global expansion team at Invest Ottawa to start your journey to Ottawa.

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Need more evidence? Here are 6 reasons why Ottawa is a great place for your business:

ACCESS TO TALENT

Ottawa has the highest concentration of tech talent in North America at 11.6%. That’s higher than San Francisco and Toronto. Canada also offers a fast and predictable immigration process.

COST OF DOING BUSINESS

With the lowest tax rate on new business investment in the G7, an advantageous Canadian dollar, and preferential market access through 14 trade agreements to 51 countries, Canada provides knowledge-based business with a unique competitive edge.

GATEWAY TO NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS

Our award-winning airport offers convenient service and access to more than 50% of North America’s population within a two-hour flight.

COMPETITIVE R+D CAPABILITIES

Bolstered by engineering and R&D labs established by Nokia and Ericsson, 90 % of Canada’s industry-led telecommunications research takes place here.

130 EMBASSIES

As a G7 capital, Ottawa is the political heartbeat of Canada with proximity to a large concentration of policy makers, government departments, and 65 federal research labs. Proximity to government offers strategic advantages for procurement opportunities. Factor in the 130 embassies located around the city, Ottawa offers a global network right in your backyard!

QUALITY OF LIFE

Want an amazing career and an even better life? Ottawa is your place! We are consistently ranked as one of the best places to live with over 1,000 parks, 600 km of trails and 180 famous events and festivals each year.

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