Recent reports show Ottawa as the most attractive tech hub in Canada with the best cost of living and second best average salary. Located in the same timezone as New York and Boston, it is increasingly becoming a promising city for job-seeking tech talent looking north.
Alongside its affordable living conditions, both local agencies and the government play a key role in the growth of its tech scene. A lead economic development agency in Canada’s capital, Invest Ottawa, has recently launched its Work in Ottawa campaign. The international campaign aims to attract global tech talent to the city, highlighting profitable opportunities to maintain a good lifestyle and promising career. This website-based strategy aims to help Canadian tech companies attract and retain the top talent needed to succeed and grow. The campaign also boasts a burgeoning database of North American talent that is available to local employers who participate in the campaign.