Foreign Direct Investment
If you are an international investor who is thinking about doing business in Canada, you have come to the right place. Ottawa is a dynamic G8 capital and Canada’s high tech hub—with more than 1,900 high tech companies, employing more than 75,000 technology employees, and with the best educated workforce in North America.
Doing business in Ottawa
Located in the heart of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa is close to major North American markets including Toronto, Montréal, New York City, Boston, Washington and Chicago. Most are less than two hours away by air.
Our business development managers will introduce you to Ottawa’s vibrant technology ecosystem, and the talent pool, research labs and government incentives that fuel its innovations.
Making a soft landing in a dynamic market
Invest Ottawa helps foreign companies make a ‘soft landing’ in Canada’s dynamic, high-tech hub. We can help you take the guess work out of your new business venture.
We will help you choose the right site for your business; navigate the set-up process; and get connected to the business resources, government agencies and industry associations that will help your company take root and flourish.
We can provide you with:
- Business objectives and development plans
- Market research and analysis
- Human resources, business registration, immigration, taxation and regulatory issues
- Office and meeting room space
- Local exposure and name recognition
Whether you are considering North America, Canada, or Ontario, Ottawa should be your number one choice! Whatever you business is – life sciences, cleantech, wireless and telecom, software, defence and security, IT, digital media, or others we can help you make the right choice. We can help you make your site selection process easier by providing you with the latest data, information and tools provided by the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Government.
Need some assistance from Invest Ottawa? Please fill out our International Service Request Form.
Business Development Manager
(613) 828-6274 ext. 275
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Foreign delegations visited Ottawa through Q3 of 2013
Foreign investment attracted in Q3 of 2013