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City of Ottawa

City of Ottawa Immigration Site

Ottawa is Canada's capital city. As part of the National Capital Region, Ottawa has many cultural attractions, including galleries, museums and festivals.

It is also known as a wonderful place for nature-lovers. Located on the Ottawa River, the city has over 880 parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails.

Explore the municipal immigration portal Immigration Ottawa to find everything you need to know about moving there, finding employment and getting settled in your new home.


Ottawa is one of the world’s safest and most beautiful communities in which to live, work, learn, play, and raise a family.

Parliament Hill - Changing of the guard

 Ottawa and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to large centres Toronto Kingston Montreal
Approximate distance 450 km 195 km 200 km
 Population size of Ottawa:
Population 904,905 residents
 Major industries in Ottawa:
Key industries High technology
Life sciences sectors
Professional services
Public service
 Housing in Ottawa:
Average house price $353,454
(single family detached)
 Climate in Ottawa:
Average temperatures January July
1971-2000 -10C 21C

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The City of Ottawa municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of for other municipal immigration portals.