Ottawa’s diverse economy navigates global fluctuations with stability and purpose. Our unemployment rate continues to be one of the lowest in Canada, while our rate of business growth eclipses many North American cities. We are home to almost 2,000 knowledge-based companies representing diverse industry sectors including wireless, photonics, defence and security, life sciences, clean technology, digital media and film and television production.
Ottawa is a G8 capital city with more than 130 embassies and consulates, giving local companies front-line access to worldwide trade and investment opportunities. Ottawa’s international airport, voted the best in the world for its size, connects Canada’s most luxurious and affordable workspaces to flourishing global markets. Local business leaders prosper from this geographical advantage, making Ottawa one of the most competitive cities in North America for global trade and connectivity.
Whether you are considering North America, Canada, or Ontario, Ottawa should be your number one choice! Whatever your 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.
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An online tool to provide a wide variety of information for businesses analyzing new or expanded locations in Ottawa. Learn about Ottawa’s market and labour force, consumer spending, population (present and future), educational levels, language, available real-estate, etc. These factors and the many others are all important when considering Ottawa as a location. Locate Ottawa has been designed to provide a “one-stop” location to conduct this research with a level of precision that is suitable for the purpose.
Locate Ottawa uses population estimates and demographic data provided by Environics Analytics, a market research firm operating across Canada.Locate Ottawa
Select Ontario is a flexible and dynamic search tool designed for site selectors. It makes site selection easier by helping you explore infrastructure, location advantages and workforce statistics within a single application.
Select Ontario lets you customize your site search by defining your business needs, including proximity to transportation routes and infrastructure, availability of skilled workers and industry cluster locations.
Select Ontario gives you quick access to key information needed to find ideal sites in over 500 communities in Ontario.