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Living in the capital

Assembly of various tourist scenes in Ottawa
Images courtesy of Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa and the neighboring cities are beautiful and the quality of life is exceptional.

In 2022, Ottawa was named best Canadian city (and 7th in the world) for work-life balance. And it shows!

On the border between Ontario and Québec, Canada's capital is filled with national museums, art galleries and theatres.

Whether it's in the fancy restaurants or with the friendly simplicity of food trucks, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

The many green spaces, miles of bike paths and proximity to Gatineau Park, which covers 361 square kilometers, are sure to please outdoor enthusiasts in any season.

The region is rich in colleges and universities, the cost of living is affordable and French and English are spoken, which is an advantage for bilingual people when looking for work.

Getting around the city is relatively easy, thanks to the well-developed road network and public transportation. 

Ottawa's international airport connects the capital to major world cities: New York is a 90-minute flight away and Paris can be reached in eight hours. 

The train and bus stations also allow you to travel to Montreal (2 hours) or Toronto (4 hours) without having to worry about traffic jams.

Moving can be easy…

If you are moving here to work in the region, some of your moving expenses may be tax deductible. To find out more, consult the Canada Revenue Agency website.

If you are in a profession with a labour shortage, you could be reimbursed for relocation expenses. To find out more, contact Montfort’s Human Resources.