Ottawa has a vibrant and diverse knowledge-based industry with 1,922 companies employing 75,830 workers across a range of sectors which include: life sciences, cleantech, defence and security, wireless, photonics, and film, television and digital media.1
Companies range from large, multinational corporations such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Ciena, JDSU, Infinera, Huawei, and IBM to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as a thriving startup community.
The startup community is well-supported by a number of incubators and accelerators which offer a range of services including training, drop-in hoteling space, low-cost office space, market intelligence and analysis, one-on-one mentoring and boot- camp programs.
The city enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and offers the lowest cost of living in Canada.
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